9Mirrored VirtualityABSORBING THE REAL WORLD INTO THE VIRTUAL

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When I (Joe) was a first grader, I moved to Mahwah, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York City and became an avid New York Yankees fan. Throughout several more moves growing up I maintained my love for the team and continued rooting for them no matter where I lived, no matter how they did.

On rare occasions I would go to a game when the Yankees came to whatever town I lived in. I sat glued to the set whenever they were on the TV Game of the Week, but most often I used a powerful shortwave radio tuned to the AM dial to listen to the team play. Late at night, when the ...

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