Second Life might be the next Web

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

One of the occupational hazards of working with computers and advanced technology in my job is that I have little time, tolerance for or interest in dealing with technology outside of work. This wasn’t always the case. I used to play and program computer games for fun. Now I find that time spent with a computer seems too much like work. So when friends show me their new Blackberries, PCs and video games, I do my best to be polite and pretend I’m interested.