I wonder if it's too late to switch back to the old pager.
The last time this story ran, he was helping a woman figure out what was wrong with her Macbook. Afterwards people said to her, "do you know who that was?"
Can you link to the article where this story appeared? I'd love to see the original text, sounds like a great little tale to share with people.
Microsoft has patented this in 2006.
Second Life has been doing this since March 2005.
There are also other, less known virtual worlds that have been doing it since prior to 2005.
(I think Active Worlds had this running in the same year or earlier? Needs to be checked.)
I wonder if this patent would hold against this sort of a prior art?