Thursday, March 13, 2008

Part 2 on coping with being communicationally challenged

I was hoping to come up some brilliant solution to the communication problem I described in the last post. I almost gave up. I was feeling kinda low. But then a friend uttered something brilliant (she said it was okay to quote her):

Christy Seelowe: disconnections
Christy Seelowe: and crashing
Christy Seelowe: thats a communication problem...

No matter how lame online communication is, it's better than not being able to communicate at all with those you would otherwise never meet.

Maybe the meat-realm idea of authenticity is too limited for the purely virtual. Perhaps humans would be better off if they thought of their time on SL as collaborative improvisational fiction. Enjoy the company and the spectacle. Keep the drama in the context of the theatrical, rather than the chaotically emotional. Leave your baggage behind when you jump into the realm of pixels.

Ah, but that's easy for me to say, isn't it?

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