What to do when your mistress is busy? Get out your mobile virtual girlfriend. I often write about how Asia is so far ahead of the
Still the story reminds me of an editor we had at TMC years ago. He was quite intellectual and a great colleague. One day in a meeting he took out a plastic gadget. Now this is seven years ago before PDAs were really popular and before iPods. Curious, we asked what it was. Turns out it was a virtual pet he was taking care of for his daughter. He had to feed it from time to time or it would die and his daughter would be upset.
One wonders if a virtual girlfriend (or boyfriend — don’t want to be politically incorrect) would need to be bought purses (or wallets, tickets to the game, etc). Well you get the point.