in sl, a public library is not really public

BANNED AND CENSORED!:
We’re rapidly coming to a point where far from being a treasure trove of openness and accessibility, the private island system is only perpetuating the “walled garden” or “country club” aspect of life that we were supposed to be getting away from by coming on the Internet in the first place! The Second Life Library 2.0 is a failure exemplifying the failure of the Lindens’ original Mainland vision of open and diverse space. They need to “control their parcel” and keep out people like Prokofy Neva who might not pay their library fines.
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i think profky is right in pointing out many of the problems of the private island system in sl and the issues with public resources or lack thereof.

2 comments on “in sl, a public library is not really public

  1. in sl, a public library is not really public. BANNED AND CENSORED!: We’re rapidly coming to a point where far from being a treasure trove of openness and accessibility, the private island system is only perpetuating the “walled garden” or

  2. jason says:

    WTF? We had these issues more than a decade back with our early MOO experiences. And just think of what Hardin wrote in 1968. These are not public spaces, they’re like shopping malls; pseudo-public. I’m not up on the woof and warp of SL for obvious reasons, but they are more simulacra of public spaces than they are of anything else. I don’t know why people persist in playing in other people’s sandboxes. Everyone should have their own sandboxes and build links between them.

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