One thing I haven’t touched much in this email is virtual worlds. We hit Second Life a little back in Assignment #58, my kid plays with Runescape, and one of our techs and her husband do World of Warcraft which I guess is very popular. Second Life has evidently been losing its popularity since they won’t let people gamble any more. Anyway, here’s an article on what the author calls “casual” virtual worlds.
Here’s the Wikipedia article on the whole idea:
And this guy’s blog is devoted to rating bars in the
I’m not sure I can handle a virtual world. I can barely handle the real one.