So there I was, sitting out back in the shade with the earbuds in my ears and the PSP propped up on my belly, a beverage near my elbow and a gentle breeze tickling my hair. I was watching Napoleon Dynamite, which is a hilarious film, and every so often, I laughed out loud. This caught the attention of someone who was hanging around behind my neighbor’s house; he wandered over and asked what I was doing.
“Watching a movie,” I replied.
“On that? What is that?”
I gave him a brief, encapsulated description of a PSP, which he likened to a portable game console from a competitor of Sony’s. “No, it’s not at all like that,” I said. “The PSP has dedicated 3D graphics hardware; it’s got better controls; and it lets you do more ...