Sunday, February 18, 2007

"The Two Metaverses"

[Inspired by this article]

"Today, under George W. Bush’s avatar, there are two metaverses, not one: One metaverse that does the work, another that reaps the reward. One metaverse that pays the Linden-dollar taxes, another metaverse that gets the tax breaks. One metaverse – the Residents - whose needs Linden has long forgotten, another metaverse – the Feted Inner Core - whose every wish is Linden’s command. One metaverse that is struggling to get by, another metaverse that can buy anything it wants, even Linden Labs."

Sunday, February 04, 2007

"Two Americas" indeed

To the Raleigh News & Observer
According to [Chapel Hill Town Council member] Laurin Easthom, John Edwards is just another in a long line of liberal politicians who should not be criticized for their wealth. The "Two Americas," it seems, is divided not by wealth or class, but by differing ideologies. Those who believe in the heavy hand of government are allowed to partake in "conspicuous consumption." All others belong to "narrow-interest America."