Dennis McCauley in his latest column on Joystiq has a nice summary of the Second Life virtual campaign stop of Governor Mark Warner. He makes the important point that Warner’s visit was good for the reputation of online gamerz everywhere:
For the online game community, the former Virginia governor’s Second Life stop was a definite boost. Most notably, it marked the first time anything but negative political attention — violence! addiction! — has ever been paid to an MMO. Moreover, Warner’s visit was a tacit admission that there is something worth tapping into within the Second Life space — that, despite the game’s virtual landscape and offbeat avatars, SL is a real place, populated by gamers with genuine concerns, and, most importantly, gamers who vote.
Dennis quotes me in the column too, which was very nice of him.