IN WILLIAM GIBSON'S VISIONARY NOVEL "NEUROMANCER", THE CYBERSPACE WEB WAS IN THE FORM OF A WORLD AND THE BUILDER STARTED WITH A ROAD SO INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS COULD BUY SOME "REAL ESTATE" AND INHABIT IT.  WHEN YOU WERE IN THIS CYBERSPACE YOU APPEARED AS AN "AVATAR" AND PEOPLE CREATED THEIR AVATARS IN THE IMAGE THEY WANTED TO APPEAR.   IF PEOPLE WERE HEADED FOR WORK OR WANTED TO GO SHOPPING THEY COULD  WALK, HAIL A CAB, OR DRIVE ANY SORT OF VEHICLE THEY COULD BUY OR CREATE, IF THEY HAD THE KEYBOARD SKILLS TO DO IT.  THE CREATOR RESERVED ONE OLD BUILDING IN THE HEART OF A DOWNTOWN FULL OF CORPORATE GIANTS  AS A PLACE WHERE OLD FRIENDS COULD GET TOGETHER AND IT WAS A PRETTY UNIQUE PLACE!   FOR A LOOK AT SOMETHING THAT MAY DEVELOP ALONG THOSE LINES, TAKE A LOOK AT THESE SITES!

  THE FIRST IS "CHATPOP"...IT REQUIRES A DOWNLOAD TO USE AND ITS AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK OR FROM TUCOWS.COM ...IF YOU GET INTO IT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO WALK ALL OVER AGAIN!  YOU CAN CHOOSE AVATARS FROM AN ANIME/MANGA INFLUENCED SET, BUILD YOUR OWN ROOMS, AND MAKE A VARIETY OF WACKY GESTURES  THAT'LL HAVE YOU "ROFLMAO"!!!

THE FROGGY BORDER AND THE BACKGROUND ARE COURTESY OF FROGFRAU GRAPHICS...THE BANNER BACK AND HOME BUTTONS ARE BY 1746

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