I don’t write about this in the book, but I have a theory that there’s eventually going to be a backlash against all this sexy technology. Personally, I like to do it retro style—without denying myself the pleasures of modern technology, that is. Just put the video chat screen in black-and-white mode, turn off the sound, get some speech-to-text software that turns your words into subtitles at the bottom of your lover’s screen… For the full effect, slip an asprin into your Coke and draw a silk-stocking seam on the back of your leg. NOW you’re really partying like it’s 1929. As my 17-year-old cousin would say: Yummy!
Anyway, I mention this 1985 Village People production in OBSOLETE, but I could’ve written the entire book solely on this video.