Allow me to give props to my colleague Jonathan V. Last for doing some outstanding reporting in the current Weekly Standard on the subject of Second Life. Yes, all these months he's been playing as a "resident" just for this piece and I am sure he will no longer be active in that world now that the story has been published. Also, I haven't played Civ in a week.
In any event, I think JVL held back in describing the Second Life convention he attended in Chicago. Let's just say the actual Second Lifers are, well, larger than life. Enjoy.
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