Anyway - the educators List-Serve to which I subscribe has had an interesting thread over the past couple of weeks on gaming addictions, and specifically Second Life addictions. The two sides of the argument are that either it is addicting, as it consumes an increasing amount of your time here, frequently has negative impacts on your real life, and is difficult to leave (see also impossible - i liken it to Hotel California) OR it is not an addiction, as the time spent here is (for educators/builders/scriptors/scientists/?) for productive purposes even if it means being so focused that you forget to eat or sleep. Needing to log in upon wakening didn't seem to count as a "problem behavior".
So, Tribe members, I would REALLY like to hear what you have to say about this. Please comment with your thoughts and experiences regarding this, if you are willing to share that.
This ought to be interesting!