First They Got Sick, Then They Moved Into a Virtual Utopia
Kristen French

Thank you. I jointed Second Life in 2006 as an educator. My education work has moved on, but I still drop in from time to time. Virtual Ability Island amazed me by the strength of community and what it offered to people like Fran. Even the most vocal critics of virtual worlds could not find fault with that application of the technology.

So it’s nice to read a balanced and thoughtful account of SL today. Our campus technologists long ago moved on to the next “bright shiny object” when they might have considered how older technologies can remain not only useful but sometimes, therapeutic.