An hour before group dinner in Cairo hotel.
Dan: [clicking away at Sidekick hiptop]
Me: Are you reading work emails again?
Dan: [glances at me and then back down] [smiling] Maybe.
Me: Why are you working from Egypt, during your vacation? None of the rest of us are.
Dan: [wordlessly clicking]
Me: [after some silence] Do you think Google does this to people? Where we work so much?
Dan: No. We do it to ourselves, at Google.
Me: Surely it's not normal to work like this.
Dan: It's also not normal to do amazing things.