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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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Laetizia Coronet

...and report owning avatars themselves...

You know, years back when I went to buy a car stereo for my old VW Golf, the salesman played some heavy bass house music for me. When I asked him to find something to my taste - I am a jazz lover - he quickly added that he, too, preferred jazz but 'all his CDs were in the car'.
And then he couldn't find the jazz channel on the radio.

'Nuff said?

Benamin Duranske

Thanks for the link. Rik's pictures are great. I think Representative Harman overstated the case for terrorists in virtual worlds, but I added an update linking to the article here. The fact that there are jihadists that use virtual worlds (and email, games, and the web) and that people try to track their activities in virtual worlds is still a far cry from saying that virtual worlds are being used as vehicles for terrorist recruitment, funds transfer, and training -- and I haven't really seen anything that convinces me that's true at this point.

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