New story. "Randy Narwhal", the holographic artist, is a name-parody of pop-art-era legend Andy Warhol. "Arthur Nouveau" is a pun on the "Art Nouveau" style.
"J. Paul Hughes" is a name-parody amalgam of of real-life counterparts J. Paul Getty and Howard Hughes. The Hughes' offspring, "Luke and Laura", are likely parody-named after the famous characters from the TV soap opera "General Hospital".
This story, originally from 2002, serves to show the great advances in technology over a relatively short period of time (2002 to 2020 when the story was reprinted). Among Hughes’ accomplishments are (as quoted): “This wristwatch is actually a digital camera capable of producing a photo with 7.1 million pixels!” or “This is a computer as powerful as the fastest desktop, yet barely the size of a credit card!” Neither seems quite as unlikely or distant in 2020 as it would have in 2002.