Life On The Screen (Book Cover)
"Sexual encounters in cyberspace are only one (albeit well-publicized) element of our new lives on the screen. Virtual communities ranging from MUDs to computer bulletin boards allow people to generate experiences, relationships, identities, and living spaces that arise only through interaction with technology.]In the many thousands of hours that Mike, a college freshman in Kansas, has been logged on to his favorite MUD, he has created an apartment with rooms, furniture, books, desk, and even a small computer. Its interior is exquisitely detailed, even though it exists only in textual description. A hearth, an easy chair, and a mahogany desk warm his cyberspace. "It's where I live," Mike says. "More than I do in my dingy dorm room. There's no place like home.""

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