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The-Bus (138060) writes "Julian Dibbell has written a great article for the New York Times Magazine on the life of Chinese gold farmers. It's a great read and has a lot of very interesting tidbits, from comparing the potential size of the economy of MMO games and the GDP of Bolivia, to a Stanford scholar who found similarities between contemporary anti-gold-farmer rhetoric and 19th-century U.S. literature on immigrant Chinese laundry workers." Link to Original Source top
The-Bus (138060) writes "Sony announced today that the PS3 launch would be delayed until 2007 in Europe; the launch for the US and Japan would not be delayed, but only 500,000 PS3s will be available. The source of the delay, blue laser diodes, is not a surprise; however, the scale of the shortage is. This report comes on the heels of Sony saying they'd still be "on target" to launch with 2mm units as late as two weeks ago. For comparison, the Xbox 360 was widely criticized for launching with only 1.5 million units."