He heavily influenced my thinking in my undergrad and postgrad years, especially when I started getting interested in the internet – or cyberspace as we all called it then. I remember being surprised he was still alive at the time I was reading him. I wish I had seen him at a conference. I wonder if he actually ever *did* any mmos or virtual worlds?
* I actually heard it on the radio while washing my face in the bathroom. The news reader didn’t half pronounce his name in a very odd way. Maybe it was a postmodern homage?