– Comments on my original WeeWorld article continues to provide a fascinating insight into tweeny online society. Not just that so many people think I can help them, when I cannot. But that users are now as likely to be concerned about "stolen" user accounts, as they are about the social injustices of paying for points: "Hi my name is Gina... I'm nine years old... I brought a prepaid card then some o...
Thoughts on the Resolution of Nothing
– I ponder nothing. Endlessly. Nothing in the intangible sense - the increasing dominance of things without physical form in society and economy. Nothing in the sceptical nihilistic sense - the "meaninglessness of existence". Even the nothing inherent in the stupidity required for cleverness. Nothing isn't new. The problem baffled thinkers for much of the 20th century. In the 21st we may finally be b...
Virtual Policy and Law - Edinburgh Digital Interactive Symposium
– Notes from the Edinburgh Digital Interactive Symposium 2007, covering virtual policy and legal issues.
Virtual Property, Rights, Riots and Governance
– "Virtual property" popularly refers to virtual goods - items purchased for use or display within virtual worlds, online games, and social networking platforms (like Facebook). The term could equally apply to other cyberspace assets, like land in Second Life or Entropia. Even items acquired through the investment of time or expertise (rather than a specific currency exchange), like my Sea Turtle. If...