I find it intreguing how many people worry about Madame Psychosis and her radio show after Joelle has "vanished". Several sections of this book are dedicated to the steps that the MIT radio station takes in the wake of madame psychosis- first Madame diagnosis (who reads scripture in pig-latin, and was generally ill-received. as she should have been), then just playing the background music on loop for an entire hour. People call in, even forge to the basement of the recording studio to inquire about her. the engineer answers phone calls "at once denying and encouraging rumors of suicide, institutionalization, spiritual crisis, silent retreat, pilgrimage to the snow-capped East." People just refuse to let het it go- her show someone captivated them like none of the cartridges or other entertainment did. some "have this firm conviction that Madame was still actually still showing up and sitting there by the mike but not saying anything."