It's cool to see this pic again. It is one of the most striking metaphors for the internet i can think of. It captures the anonymity and the intimacy. People reveal such deep things about themselves, but are still perceived as fragments of a person. Also, it is typical for people to stereotype each other online, to see others as a projection of themselves, so the lack of detail in the human images is spot on. The degree of emotion you convey simply in the posturing of these stereotyped human forms is what is so striking.