<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/89665467@N00/3057326221">Fuschia Foot</a> via Flickr </dd> </dl> An old, old friend of mine runs the website Needcoffee.com. It’s a fun website, full of twists, turns and cunning wit. It also centers its existence around the thesis that humans do not need to sleep. Two weeks ago I was in New Orleans, LAon a trip for work. While we’re sitting at our chosen location pounding away on keyboards and debating serious elements of our system and the politics behind it, I found myself engaged in a conversation with one of my coworkers.