Daphne's work is unusual in that she can put a pretty hefty price tag on purely textual creations. That is, no video, no audio, nothing but words.

The MEM she designed after the short piece on a bag of money that was found in the coin-op locker of a Japanese train station, that one went for fifteen grand after Fantascape tested it on a few willing guinea pigs. She turned the news story into a dazzling thriller, tying in the Japanese Mafia, a homeless teenage girl, a string of gruesome murders, and a clueless American tourist.

Most of the appeal of Daphne's work was the ability of the consumer to choose their own identity. Her MEMs were extensive, often tapping the chips' storage space. If you wanted to be the Mafia Don, so be it. Or the teenage girl, or the American tourist. You could even choose to be the murderer.

Or the murderee, if you were into that kind of thing. Except death was tricky work in MEMs and legal in only a few states anyway, what with the number of horrible reactions to such MEMs.