Yesterday I watched a few tiny snippets of video from the State of Play 3, and today I watched a bit of the live feed from the Second Life Community Convention, which took place in the same place, the SLCC continuing on today. It's certainly not easy to do live video, so it was mediocre, but I had a hard time understanding the fascination with meatspace. I started out, today, watching (well it was up and down) the stream with a lot of other people in Balance (one of the sims rented for the convention). The sim lagged due to the high body count so I quit and watched the video out of Second Life. It was just a room full of people talking about Second Life... well, of COURSE it was... I did recognise Flip and Philip. I am not good recognising people even in real life, and provided someone is within an ordinary range I don't notice height or hair color or anything... I recognise people if their ... um... essence (maybe) is potent, I think. Maybe that's not right, though. Some people I notice by their physical manifestation, others I notice by their personality... Bah... Anyway, at this do I found I was looking at a room full of people and I didn't even WANT to know who they are. It seems insane to have a Second Life convention that's not purely in Second Life. It just puts back all the crazy limitations we manage to overcome by our canny usage of the internet. That's just me - obviously other people feel differently.