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Static … Chaz Static

“Second Life: No one wants to look like a noob”

Yeah, I think that about sums up my first impression of Second Life. I’ve spent enough time with it to know that it’s probably not going to grab my imagination. I think the learning curve is a little too steep and it’s not as intuitive as I’d hoped. Unlike other simulations I’ve played, I’m just not interested in investing a lot of time in this.

I did, however, manage to score a pretty good name: Chaz Static. Even if I don’t go back, I might have to use that name for something else.
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Henry Jenkins, the future is calling

In the introduction to his book, Henry Jenkins says he’s attempting “to document conflicting perspectives on media change.” But by advancing his Black Box Fallacy, he does more to create conflicts than sort them out as he waffles on his own idea that a single device will someday converge the diverse media offerings we now consume on multiple devices.

Granted, Jenkins is writing in a period where things are changing quickly, so he doesn’t get the benefit of the long lens of time to prove or disprove his theories that we’ve seen in other readings. But I would suggest he revisit his theory:

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