Even though I haven’t been in SL much these past weeks (… months…), I’ve still somewhat kept in touch with some of the blogs and what was happening in world. Thus, there was no way I’d pass the opportunity to pick up a copy of Cory Doctorow’s book, if only out of curiosity after having read some of his posts on Boing Boing. Of course, having grabbed in some five minutes ago and still waiting for it to fully rez in my home, I don’t have much to say about it yet. This will come in time.
Now, will I read it? This is a question to which I can’t answer. I’m interested in reading it, that’s a fact. I’m not sure if I’ll have the opportunity to do that in Second Life much, given the time it takes to rezz pages, and above all, not be interrupted. I deeply dislike being interrupted when I read, so in the eventuality I’m found tagged “Busy – Reading”, this is what it means. On the other hand, the prospective of such a media for distribution of a book is quite a novelty regarding the world of “games” and “virtual universes” at the moment, and it’s exciting to hold this copy of the book. A virtual copy, but a copy nonetheless.
I’m even tempted to go to the signing on July 24th, although 11 PM my time on a Sunday evening doesn’t bode well for me to be able to log in *sigh* The bane of not living in a US-friendly timezone, I suppose.
Ah, well. This can still be interesting. Much interesting.