About Pais Kidd’s Weblog

Pais ‘free kitten’

I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is nothing wrong with enjoying one’s self simply, like a boy.

– Leo Tolstoy, on his bike.

Those whom the gods love grow young.

– Oscar Wilde

I also came across the word ‘neoteny’, which means ‘remaining young’. It’s something which we as humans have developed into a survival trait. Other animals, when they are young, have a curiosity about the World, a flexibility of response, and an ability to play which they lose as they grow up. As a species we have retained these.

Terry Pratchett

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

-Oscar Wilde

When I grow up, I want to be a little boy

-Joseph Heller

The creative adult is the child who has survived

-Ursula K. LeGuin

This is the blog of of an avatar in Second Life ™ and other virtual worlds. My intro blog entry tells about how Pais Kidd came to be.

I am really of two minds when it comes to what I have to say about second life. One is talking about my life there, events, people, and so forth. The other perspective is that of the person behind the avatar – I have may thoughts on what makes the it interesting, the psychology of the place, the social and cultural implications, and the potential future directions for the technology.

So far, I have decided that the voice being presented here needs to be mostly that of Pais as he lives in his world. I expect his readers will be primarily friends of Pais and therefore to speak about the meta-musings would simply tear down the proverbial fourth wall of the world. Even though, I can’t help to put in some of the voice and thoughts of the human behind Pais into the content.

I have enjoyed the comments and emails people have sent in response to my blogs. I wouldn’t be doing this without hearing something back. If you don’t feel like commenting where everyone can see, you can email pais.kidd at sbcglobal.net


One response to “About Pais Kidd’s Weblog

  1. Pingback: Pais Visits Real Life « Pais Kidd’s Weblog

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