Posts Tagged ‘Second Life’

Seek and Ye Shall Find (103)

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Image of a WayBack Machine search

It's hard, but it can be done

In my last post, I lamented the fact that I could not find the information I needed for an article I am writing.  Well, with the help of Hamlet Au (SL), I located it using the WayBack Machine found on archive.org.  But the story does not end here, nor was it as simple as just clicking the link for June 06, 2003.  Here is what I had to do.

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The Debate Rages On: Is Second Life a Game, or Not? (97)

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Up until the beginning of December, I would have argued till the death that Second Life (SL) is not, never has been, and is unlikely to ever be, a GAME.  I am still of the opinion that the way most people define game, it is NOT a game.

However, since one of my friends introduced me to the book Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse, I am beginning to see things in a different light.  When viewed from the definition of an infinite game, Second Life fits the criteria on many levels, the same as real life does.

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