Guess who’s a little bit excited… c’est moi!
If you had access to a time machine and could go back to any point in the past, what would be your choice? I can think of many moments in time that I’d love to both revisit or see for myself at first hand – all the usual suspects, of course.
One moment that I’ve always regretted that I wasn’t around for, some 11 years ago, was the launch of Second Life – to have been a part of the action during those Beta Grid days when Philip walked the virtual earth and everything was new, exciting and not a little bit weird and wonderful, would have been awesome; but sadly it was not to be, and those days are gone forever. 😦
But… virtual miracles do occasionally happen.
Picture a brand new virtual world, a new adventure, a potential game-changer, a world so new that you can count the avatars inworld on your fingers, a world the brainchild of the same guy who gave us Second Life… and now, picture little me, stood in the middle of it!
Yep, I don’t need a time machine because today an unexpected and rather thrilling email dropped into my inbox – an invitation to become an alpha resident in High Fidelity!
I’m so excited!
Yes, it’s rough, ready and unfinished, it’s not pretty either, but that’s what you expect of an alpha version, and I’m not complaining – after all, it’s not every day you get to be a pioneer in a new virtual world!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to play!
I’ve nothing much to offer
There’s nothing much to take
I’m an absolute beginner
When I’m absolutely sane
David Bowie – Absolute Beginners