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My Tiny Life was written back in the 1990′s by Julian Dibbell and is about Julian’s experiences as a resident of the text-based virtual world LambdaMOO, which is still running today.

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Julian has made My Tiny Life available for free download and it’s one hell of a read. I was heavily involved in a MOO environment in the early to mid 1990′s and my experiences were similar in a lot of respects. Dibbell’s book further reinforces the ever present fundamentals of virtual worlds, whether they be text or visually-based – in the end it’s all about the people controlling the avatars.

As Dibbell writes: “He knows that new technologies like this one have a history of sowing metaphysical derangement in the minds of those who first behold them”.

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