..vorbei zumindest als etwas, das vom Rest der erlebten Welt abtrennbar ist, weil es zunehmend keine Grenzen mehr zwischen Online-Welt und Offline-Welt gibt.
Guter Überblick im Guardian über das eben zu Ende gegangene SXSW-Festival:
This, for outsiders, is the fundamental obstacle to understanding where technology culture is heading: increasingly, it’s about everything. The vaguely intimidating twentysomethings who prowl the corridors of the Austin Convention Centre, juggling coffee cups, iPad 2s and the festival’s 330-page schedule of events, are no longer content with transforming that part of your life you spend at your computer, or even on your smartphone. This is not just grandiosity on their part. Rather – and this is a technological point, but also a philosophical one – they herald the final disappearance of the boundary between „life online“ and „real life“, between the physical and the virtual. It thus requires only a small (and hopefully permissible) amount of journalistic hyperbole to suggest that the days of „the internet“ as an identifiably separate thing may be behind us.