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The boundaries we have drawn around ourselves for decades are unwinding. When so many consumer products--cameras, books, music, phones--are simply delivery mechanisms for digital code, 0s and 1s, even the companies that manufacture them get confused. So Sony, maker of digital hardware and digital entertainment, finds itself peddling computers that customers can use to rip off Sony music over the Internet. The hard-and-fast physical boundary between your television and your stereo is gone because they're both your computer.
Back in that pressroom in Cambridge, I realized I was free from technology, visible and invisible. No Ethernet connection, no wireless service--and fortunately no deadline. I had a couple of beers with another technophile before getting on an airplane to fly home to my wonderful fiance, whom--I had nearly forgotten--I met on the Internet. By the thumbnail definition, maybe the Internet already isn't technology anymore.