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First a terrific Mies site, even if some people are going to be very cross with me. It's at www. youtube. com/ watch? v=x5Ujve7PuWk. A rough transliteration of some of the soundtrack runs: 'Mis, Mis, van der Rockke? From the rubble of a war/he said less was more? When the Nazis came to power/the Bauhaus was fallen dowern? He came to Illinois/where he vas the vonder boy? Mis, Mis, bander Rockke.'

'Deconstruction drooling a go go, ' opined one commentator. Actually it's quite friendly. But hold it there. Stay on this YouTube site and take a look at Mies on Architecture Island (http: //tinyurl.

com/2ly3na) and then look at any of the other stuff set on Second Life's Architecture Island. 'Sadville', as online IT magazine the Register described the virtual environment in a story about Spanish politicos attempting to burn down each other's Second Life headquarters.

'Architecture Island?'

I hear you ask. Apparently its the creation of the proprietor of last week's blog, the Arch.

Whatever, I have just joined up and so far it's like playing early versions of Tomb Raider.

The best bit so far is riding a Segway over Second Life rats.

Architecture Island awaits.

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