Heads up — you can now read “?oyfriend” at WorldChanging’s main site. This is what editor Julia Levitt said:
It’s unique for its ability to tell an engaging story while intermingling technologies that we are only beginning to imagine, but that might one day become a part of our everyday lives. Although pure fiction is not our usual fare here at Worldchanging, we found this story — and the discussion it inspired on Worldchanging Canada — to be both imaginative and entertaining, and wanted to share it with our global audience.
Please excuse me while I dissolve into a puddle of blushing goo. (Special thanks to Mark Tovey at WorldChanging Canada for introducing her to the piece, and Karl Shroeder for introducing me to WorldChanging!)