CONTACT UPDATE: My [email protected] E-mail Address is Defunct, Contact Me at wjamesau at well dot com
My e-mail address is wjamesau at well dot com. If you have an e-mail to send me (and I hope you do) please send it there. My previous e-mail address, [email protected], has just been defunct-ified by Linden Lab. When I left the company in 2006, my friend the talented and lovely Charity Linden set up that address so it forwarded anything sent there to my civilian addresses. Now, however, citing security concerns, the Lindens closed that account. (Should I blame Lulzsec?) It's possible an unstated concern was that the address wrongly implied I still worked for the company (and in fairness, some have misinterpreted it to believe just that.) At any rate, they were nice enough to add an auto-reply to [email protected], so anyone e-mailing that address will at least be told to re-send it.
So once again, please contact me at wjamesau at well dot com. Yes, that's from the WELL, another, earlier virtual community that like Second Life was also once the toast of the tech world. (Read this great 1997 Wired cover story on it.) The WELL is still around, albeit it in a much reduced state from the time Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and rocker Billy Idol were regular visitors, and I suspect it'll be around in perpetuity. So hit me up there!