Puppy Love

Since all 2,000 AIBOs destined for these shores have already been snapped up online, I was practically salivating when Sony reps let me take the floppy-eared robo-dog for a test drive. To the lucky prospective owners, I can report: AIBO is worth the wait. Five years in the making, this pup is a technophile's dream toy. He has a chip in each detachable limb. He has a camera in his nose. He chases after balls, as long as they're hot pink. He walks on all fours--a major cybernetic achievement, I'm told. He wags his tail freely and waves a paw cheerily....

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