WIRED FOR SECOND LIFE
I'm writing this over a large Zwiec pilsner at an open air cafe in the old city square of Krakow (now with wireless Internet!) so I haven't had a chance to see the hardcopy yet-- but yes, as widely reported through the SL blogosphere, the October issue of Wired now on the stands includes a travel guide-style feature on Second Life. Working with Mark Wallace and a team of overwhelmed-but-agile Wired editors (my boy Chris Baker deserves especial props for his heroic wrangling), I helped put together what's hopefully a useful guide to the country of Second Life, both for first-time visitors and longtime Residents. My main contributions (shaped and molded with other hands) were the introductory preface, the American-esque timeline of SL, the nod to its key challenges (I claim ownership of the Bangkok toilet metaphor), and various and sundry highlights of places across the grid to visit. I also contributed some screenshots for the print edition, and plan on running some of the cooler "outtakes" in coming weeks.