Ramblings of an Urban Geek – Tech Enthusiast

Second life avatar, 95 on Maxim’s 100 top women

Ive been a casual but consistent reader of Maxim Magazine. Seem like there is always an issue or 2 laying around the break room at work. I’m not going to lie and say that the women on the cover doesn’t help its popularity, but the magazine do sometimes have some interesting articles. One of the things that Maxim do every year is list the 100 hottest celebrities (women). Always something interesting in there huh?

Anyway

I just happen to be over at the Maxim website, checking out this years list and ran across something I thought was odd, interesting, and a bit funny. A female Second life avatar came in at number 95.  This was the caption under the picture.

95. Second Life Girl
Second Life—a 3-D virtual world that’s imagined, created, and owned by its online residents—was launched in 2003 and now boasts nearly five million inhabitants around the globe. Never taken part in the nerdfest? Isn’t she reason enough?

Ive tried Second life a couple of times and I just don’t get it, unbelievably boring, but thats another story. I just had a weird feeling of acceptance knowing something from what I would consider to be my interest area listed as one of Maxim’s 100 hottest women. That feeling of acceptance was quickly dissolved when I started wondering how bad number 96-100 must feel to come in behind a virtual person from a really crappy game.

But seriously, What does that mean? We’re the guys at Maxim bored? Is this a sign of how mainstream geek and nerd culture is becoming? If it is, I just wish they would pick a real person…How about Morgan Webb?

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