July 29, 2009:

In 19th Century French novels the male protagonist — could be an aristocrat, could be a naive country boy — falls in love at the Ballet with the most beautiful ballerina, spending the next 300 pages going to pieces in doomed pursuit.

The Internet is now the Ballet.

We know who the male protagonist is — although it's not clear whether he's an aristocrat or a bumpkin.

Recently we've met the ballerina.

Let the dance begin.