“Nearly 40% of men and 53% of women who play online games said their virtual friends were equal to or better than their real-life friends, according to a survey of 30,000 gamers conducted by Nick Yee, a recent PhD graduate from Stanford U. More than a quarter of gamers said the emotional highlight of the past week occurred in a computer world, according to the survey, which was published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press' journal Presence.”
- Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2007
Written while groovin' to Brother Ali - Rain Water (Bonus Track) from the album “You Can`t Imagine How Much Fun We`re Having” by Atmosphere
Written while groovin' to The Park from the album “The Reminder” by Feist
At 17 going on 37 (at least), Ashley is very much an Internet professional. In the less than two years since Whateverlife took off, she has dropped out of high school, bought a house, helped launch artists such as Lily Allen, and rejected offers to buy her young company. Although Ashley was flattered to be offered $1.5 million and a car of her choice--as long as the price tag wasn't more than $100,000--she responded, in effect, Whatever. :) “I don't even have my license yet,” she says.
Written while groovin' to Rhinestone Cowboy from the album “Madvillainy” by Madvillain