Just a small wondering

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Will we (or rather, will our avatars) wear words when fully-immersive, massively multiplayer, 3d computer environments really start to take off?

Will it look like Matrix green code view? Will future fashionistas argue endlessly about the merits of serif vs. sans-serif? "Bembo “:http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A//www.monotypefonts.com/Library/HiddenGems.asp%3Fshow%3Dbembo&ei=Bis0RO2tF8m8YKu6ueED&sig2=bzVpfETmx4oYfJFz_9vRfQ vs. Helvetica? Bodoni vs. Garamond? Will a future girl flaunting her sexuality wear a top bikini made of nothing but two rings out of the word ”http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=BodyPerks">"perky" barely concealing her nipples1? Will you wrap yourself in lyrics? In short stories? In emo text? Will I wear Borges‘s while you wear Charlie Stross’s? While she wears Melville’s? Will you wear your favorite quotes as bracelets? As necklaces? As belts? Will HarperCollins be the new Gap?

Before you nonchalantly dismiss this idle rumination as the work of a feverishly formist mind, I ask you to pause for a moment and look around at today’s ubiquituous (and perpetually crammed) IM nick-names and personal messages, email and forum signatures, “witty” t-shirts, and the like.

1 Real-sized but not real-spaced between them due to design considerations. Do you see what I see?

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