Who should be most insulted by the above article about online world Second Life in Monday's New York Times ?

  • Wagner James Au (not mentioned in the article), who as the writer of Second Life news outlet New World Notes is presumably the "fake" reporter to Reuters' "real" one
  • Congress, whose possible plan to tax users of worlds like Second Life was scooped by the Reuters reporter
  • Second Life prez Philip Rosedale, who has to exercise his question-dodging muscle — for example, to avoid telling CNet how far his company is from adding voice chat
  • Second Life, butt of a thousand breakfast-table jokes: "How can it be a second life when the users don't have a first one?"

The Reporter Is Real, but the World He Covers Isn't [NY Times]