Second Life: a pet rock for the new millenium.

Are there really two million people using Second Life? Bobbie Johnson Thursday December 21, 2006 The Guardian You’d think so. With glowing press coverage, virtual world Second Life would appear to be going from strength to strength: last week it broke through the 2m sign-ups barrier. But not everybody is convinced by such milestones. Clay… Continue reading Second Life: a pet rock for the new millenium.

Software price woes in Britain.

Are we being ripped off over software? With sterling at nearly $2, the price difference between here and the US looks starker than ever Jack Schofield Thursday December 21, 2006 The Guardian Buy a copy of Microsoft Windows or Office, Adobe Photoshop or even a game in the UK, and you will usually end up… Continue reading Software price woes in Britain.

News of the Weird: “El Caganer”

Pooping Peasant Popular in Spain ‘El Caganer,’ the Great Defecating Peasant Increasingly Found on Mantelpieces in Spain BARCELONA, Spain Dec 20, 2006 (AP)— The Virgin Mary. The three kings. A few wayward sheep. These are the figures one expects to find in a traditional Christmas nativity scene. Not a smartly dressed peasant squatting behind a… Continue reading News of the Weird: “El Caganer”