"The problem with SL, is that, it is fundamentally broken." ColeMarie
I happened to see a flickr photo with a comment from ColeMarie yesterday and it has been bugging me ever since. Please go here and have a look.
She says "I am not saying SL is entirely useless. I am just saying that SL has made you all sick. Whether you realize it yet or not. This is true."
Here is what I have to say:
Linden Lab offers us a tool called Second Life. This tool allows people to do many different things. Some of us use the tool for social reasons while others use the tool for artistic, business or educational purposes. There are as many ways to use the tool we call SL as there are "side effects" of doing so. For some of us that means we have developed skills for others it means we have developed illnesses.
We should no more give a hammer credit for creating a fine piece of furniture than we should blame SL for damaging our mental or physical health. It is silly to blame a tool for our own behavior. In the end, a tool is just a tool.
As my friends Grace McDunnough and Salome Strangelove say in their song Fairy Tale, "This world is what you make of it."