Last night I was wandering familiar places in Second Life, when a familiar name appeared upon my screen: Her name was Night, and years ago, she wrote a popular New World Notes column called Night Moves which you really should read. And then suddenly, for years ago or so, to the concern of many, disappeared from the virtual world, with little trace of where she'd gone, or why. I worried the worst (as I often do), but now just as suddenly, she's back in Second Life.
"Well," she tells me, "it's more than premature to say that I'm back. But I'm here tonight for the first time in forever for the silliest reason."
And this is what that is: