The curmudgeon zone

Call me crazy, or even curmudgeonly, but I figure if you’re going compare something to Second Life (or compare Second Life to something else) you should at least have some idea about what Second Life actually is.

Journalists (particularly tech-journalists) all over omit that tiny little detail, each and every week. It’s akin to comparing something to a tangelo or a custard-apple when you have no clear idea about what one is, and no personal experience with one.

This week’s particular example is Zennie Abraham’s piece about the Facebook application, Shaker.

Is a bit of accuracy too much to ask in modern tech-journalism? Or to put it another way, if tech-journalism is getting things so sadly wrong about Second Life, how much of other material that it produces might also be wildly incorrect?

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Categories: Culture, Second Life.



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