"Several people, including one from the library press, asked me why Second Life libraries were such an important development. One said they just didn’t “get it.” I know it’s not age, because I’m getting up there, and I get it. I didn’t have a great answer at the time, but it gave me the impetus to write this article. It’s about the experience. It’s about learning by doing. It’s harder to get Second Life in the abstract – much like it was difficult to explain what the Web and Internet were going to be in the early days."
The emphasis above is mine, not Stephen's, 'cause I think he got it right --- It's all about the experience. If you haven't tried SL yet, do! You might be amazed by what you find.
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