Warren Ellis has written a breathless report from Second Life where horrible little geeks unleashed a terrorist attack on thousands of unsuspecting people who sit in desk chairs for far too long. He describes it thus:
Materialising on the Integral Castle grounds, I found myself in the middle of a rain of small boxes, all of which were trying to load themselves into my inventory (where the objects in SL that I choose to hold on to are kept) while looping some Biblical jabber through the chat circuit, filling the entire screen.
Actually, that sounds like New York’s subway system this summer when all the evangelicals came to town. The question is this: when do massive online worlds can be said to suffer from “terrorism” as opposed to just griefing? When we no longer leave the house?