I heard about the book Play Money on NPR last week. The author, Julian Dibbell, is a freelance writer who as a part of investigating a story, became an online trader of Ultima Online items and currency.
I was fascinated by the interview and picked up the book on Friday. I just finished it this morning and I’m still as fascinated by the man’s journey as I was when I listened to him on Fresh Air.
Like any other business, the one he embarked on required dedication, savvy, and contacts; it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme.
Fascinating. I won’t be sitting at my computer and quitting the day job any time soon, but like reading how other people succeed, this is a worth read.