DotCom Vs. NotCom

One does everything online. The other logs off. The ideological divide will leave only one survivor

It was war, a titanic clash of wills. In one corner was DotComGuy, a silicon shut-in, living a life that is normally forced on felons as an alternative to incarceration. Not allowed to leave his home, and subject to round-the-clock surveillance by a battery of 16 cameras webcasting to computers around the globe, 26-year-old Dallas resident DotComGuy (known as Mitch Maddox before he changed his name) has turned himself into a sort of wired groundhog, vowing to spend an entire year ordering everything he needs to live, from food to furniture, over the Internet. Like a switched-on Thoreau at a virtual...

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