Thursday, January 17, 2008
My Tiny Life
No, I'm not back yet. Just ran across a quick bit of news over at Boing Boing, and thought it was worth sharing. Julian Dibbell's My Tiny Life is now available in PDF format as a free download from Lulu.com. Basically, it's the story of one man's brief visit (he was only there three months, a major bone of contention for some of his detractors) to the venerable old online world of LambdaMOO. And, despite the text-only environment, you'll see more than a little in common with MOO's conceptual offspring, free-form online worlds like Second Life. The technology may have changed, but the culture is more or less the same. Well worth a read.