Newsgator picked up this post from Ian's weblog yesterday afternoon, so last night I let Armani, Leonardo, Beyonce, and Bono down and went out to dinner with Howard Rheingold instead.
There's a certain justice in Ian wielding RSS and SMS to gather an impromptu group to meet the author of Smart Mobs.
I've got two of Rheingold's books on the shelf over my desk here at home. Pulling down my copy of his "Virtual Reality" I find that it was published fifteen years ago and the edge of the paper is beginning to yellow. Even the new is getting old.