Did you know that the Dutch affiliate of Baker Tilly International are the first European accountants to open a virtual office in Second Life. Accountingweb ran the full story, pointing out that the Americans got there first. But there's still plenty of scope for consulting, budgeting and accountant coaching, I believe.
What do we accountants think of this? Are you tempted? I am. I''ve had a look round and as another manifestation of web 2.0 phenomenon, its pretty enticing. But what puts me off is the ROI. I can see it being addictive. I'm scared of being sucked in. Much like my 10 year old son has been with Runescape, totally immersed in character. On one level its' a bit of fun but many are now taking it seriously as a commercial venture and that's where lil ol' 'risk adverse' me is baulking from taking the plunge. Bear in mind that I am the obsessive type, there's not such thing as a dabble for me, I'm in there with two feet.
Accountants, what do you think? Any takers? Who wants a strategy meeting in Second Life hosted by theaccountantscoach.com. Will you join me? Dare we?