I’m thinking that I might start collecting ‘Second Life – It’s more than a game’ kind of quotes. Here’s one from the MacArthur Foundation website. If you come across more, please do forward the link.
Virtual worlds, like Second Life and There.com, are about much more than games. They have their own currency, newspapers, universities, and stores. These worlds are created by and for residents, who are inspired by their needs and their imagination.
From this article on Exploring the Role of Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds.