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I highly recommend this book to anyone interested not just in SL, but in any virtual world.
Wagner James Au (virtually responsive to the name Hamlet Au) has made a great contribution to the history of human virtuality by writing this book.
Print is not the web, and sadly, once one publishes an edition of a book with this many errors, it's published forever.
I found it entertaining in a Wired magazine style, but as an “embedded reporter”, the author spent more time describing the odd goings-on in Second Life (vividly depicting how... Read morePublished 8 months ago by technicat
In 2001, two years into its life, the staff of Linden Lab sat huddled around in a circle and asked themselves one question: "What is this company about? Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by boris
Very good book. There were a lot of fascinating historical anecdotes. Particularly interesting was the account of the cyber war used to enforce political correctness. Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by Ralph Brandt
The item was new as described. Relatively slow delivery, but product is in perfect condition. Recommended seller.Published on October 5, 2009 by Nate
This book is worth it just for the dizzying sense of being caught in one of those rooms that's walled entirely in mirrors. Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by Jennifer M
Not only is this book a good introduction to and history of Second Life, the popular 3-D online community and "virtual world," it's a solid cultural anthropology. Read morePublished on May 19, 2008 by Heath Row
I have been a resident of Second Life for about nine months and I enjoyed reading about its history and provenance and Mister Au does a fine job of recounting it. Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by Robert Dini