Commentary: Software Late at night, commentator Paul Ford converses with his computer. It promises him power -- if only he will learn the latest version of Photoshop or all the keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word. Then, he falls asleep and dreams in Photoshop, grabbing chunks of his environment and moving them around. He's not alone. Some of his friends have confessed they dream in PowerPoint, each slide fading into the next; others browse an imagined Web at night, their dream unfolding in links and pages.
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Late at night, commentator Paul Ford converses with his computer. It promises him power — if only he will learn the latest version of Photoshop or all the keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word. Then, he falls asleep and dreams in Photoshop, grabbing chunks of his environment and moving them around. He's not alone. Some of his friends have confessed they dream in PowerPoint, each slide fading into the next; others browse an imagined Web at night, their dream unfolding in links and pages.