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in regards to rachel greene's posting of june 16
parenthood seems to have become the ultimate in marketing and
consumerism, with the introduction of the tamaguchi (maybe the name is
wrong?) on the markets worldwide.  artificial life is a few bytes,
contained in an egg that is easily transportable, and which demands
food, emotional attention, physical attention (like new diapers), etc. 
the interesting part of this phenomena that seems to have rapidly become
a worldwide fad is how the metaphors of the body are being used.  the
fact the program refers to bodily fluids, food, etc., may prefigure a
complete loss of distinction between an actual body and a virtual one.


 benjamin weil

<beweil@adaweb.com>

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