In the Snow Crash review I briefly mentioned Second Life, which is a very weak implementation of Stephenson’s Metaverse. I downloaded Second Life in the offseason after reading a slew of articles about how popular it was becoming. I messed around with it for about 45 minutes. It sucked. It’s hard to use. It’s beyond irritating to look at. And there is absolutely no point to it. I uninstalled it around minute 46.
Anyway, I finally got some value out of those otherwise wasted 45 minutes, because without them, I wouldn’t have appreciated this hilarious parody.