Second Life was started in 2003 by a Silicon Valley techie inspired by a sci-fi novel, “Snow Crash.” It is owned by a private company called Linden Lab. The original idea of the game was to unleash creativity. Residents don’t have to wear the latest fashions; they don’t have to look — or act — human at all. They can take any animal, robotic, or inanimate form they want.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
A Snow Crash Reference
NY Times Article About SL -- "Even in a Virtual World, 'Stuff' Matters"