Paul Cooper elaborates on my posts on OpenOffice, highlighting that the place that free software can attack (and not just follow) is software that crosses the boundary of the single device. We’re currently pretty lousy at that. Interesting post.
Tangentially, at work, we’re playing with Second Life. So far we’re doing a lot of things that look a lot like the real world- a replica of the courtroom building I’m sitting in right now, for example. This is all well and good, and I think it’ll make for some interesting experimentation. But IMHO we won’t really meet our goal (‘to explore cyberspace…‘) unless we experiment with stuff that just isn’t possible in the real world- stuff that is not just different, but sometimes provocative. So I decided to spice it up a bit. Instead of a normal human being, I look like this:
So far the best response is ‘wow’, but I’m waiting for something better. :)