Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Goofy Characters and Weird People -- Sounds Like a Hearing

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Dana Milbank of the Post pokes fun at the Congressional Hearings on online worlds held on on April Fool's day; "International financial markets are in turmoil, gas is pushing $4 a gallon and a recession looms. But don't worry, folks: The House Energy and Commerce Committee is on the case. Yesterday, in unwitting observance of April Fools' Day, the telecommunications subcommittee held a hearing on "online virtual worlds" and the use of cartoon-like characters called avatars."

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