Cory's upcoming novel, 'Eastern Standard Tribe' is about people whose locus of attention is displaced from their timezone. This happened to me last weekend when Joi Ito, Cory and Dan Gillmor were in Finland for an earnest conference about emergence, democracy and the like.
I was invited into an AIM chat by Joi, along with Jeannie, and had the odd experience of heckling the conference remotely. Having met most of the participants beforehand at ETcon or read their blogs, I had some idea of what they might talk about.
I'll post a few remote heckles later