I would comment that the article (and indeed many other articles that cover the same ideas lately) is missing what I consider to be a key component with being wired: staying aware of the world around you.
I don't buy dead-tree newspapers -- I download RSS onto my handset and read the local and global news to stay in tune with what's going on. Whether it be the weather, the current political happenings for the 2008 election, or news about SF Muni missing it's target goal - I am connected to my physical surroundings in the virtual space. I feel this allows me to be a better citizen of my community, whereby I have discussions at work about such things for example.
Let's also consider knowledge connections - with my handset I can query the virtual world for information to help me in the physical space. Whether it be a looking up an address on a map, asking Wikipedia for detailed information to settle a discussion, or doing a quick online pricecheck to see if I'm about to pay fairly for an item - it's at my fingertips allowing me to make better informed decisions/purchases/etc.
Lastly I'd mention staying connected to your peers; it's nice to have an IM/email/SMS to complement a phonecall for meeting up with people. Sometimes an actual voice call is inappropriate (for whatever reason), but sending a quick note to meet up, get help, or just say hi can really help you stay in touch with the people around you.
My $0.02 USD.