Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id NAA26340 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Tue, 17 Jul 2001 13:15:35 +0100 Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 11:34:27 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Faking It: The Internet Revolution Has Nothing to Do With the Nasdaq Message-ID: <20010717113427.A1513@ii01.org> References: <2D1C159B783DD211808A006008062D3101745F9D@inchna.stir.ac.uk> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <2D1C159B783DD211808A006008062D3101745F9D@inchna.stir.ac.uk>; from email@example.com on Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 09:54:48AM +0100 From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 09:54:48AM +0100, Vincent Campbell wrote:
> I don't really agree with the view that people create new identities on the
> internet because they found their old ones inadequate. As a teenage player
> of role playing games (still demonised in parts of the Bible Belt?), I think
> the same principle applies to the internet as in those games- in other words
> it's a game, it's fun.
I think most psychologists would question that dichotomy. Obviously,
we have different degrees and kinds of emotional investment in the
things we do, but we often invest quite heavily in what's called "fun",
and very lightly in what's supposedly "serious".
-- "A prime source of meta-memes" -- Inside Information -- http://www.ii01.org/ Robin Faichney
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