OK, yes, a WoW player young enough to be telling me about a recent band-camp adventure, asked me how old I was. I waffled a bit, since to me one of the great things about the online experience is that nothing like that a) matters and b) is 100% guaranteed. He pressed me for a range, after I allowed I was at least old enough to be his mother. So I gave him a lower than real life starting point (older than x where x is my real age minus, ooooh, 10 years say – still within his mother-hood range easily).
WHOA – came the reply back. A serious gamer who is THAT old?! ummmmmm yes and what’s more there are more of us out there and many who are older than that (ummmm like me, I thought). So nice little awwww moment there for me with one of the magelings.
And in case you’re needing a little awwww moment of your own, I highly recommend this opinion piece in the NYTimes (requires free registration) about dog lives, memories and how we place things chronologically.