The article makes convergence seem so inevitable and real. Like it's coming in well thought and ready to fight. I see this much closer to stumbling in and hoping to grab the railing. The belief in convergence is like religion. It is a prophecy of what must come to pass. The thought that it won't come to pass would be a terrible blow to the industries looking at convergence as their Savior. But no one reall knows what's the in hearts of consumers, not even me. Some things will converge, and others won't.
In the end, I think people have a finite use for technology. No amount of new gadgets will interest my sister unless she can see their uses, like e-mail and printers. Heck, I'm quite the geek and *I* have no interest in many of these gadgets.
Now I do believe that art and gadgets will grow closer. Right now, retro is in. You can get some very pretty, 50's style fans. Isn't that the weirdest thing with all our technology? But it's not. They imply a world without high tech (which is very ironic), which is how many people see their own lives.