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IBM's Italian workforce is set to strike in Second Life tomorrow (27 September). Organised by the UNI union, staff aim to hit the company’s virtual islands, as well as putting real life protesters on picket line duty outside its Italian facilities. Although Sadville is, well, mainly sad, the virtual islands are being heavily …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I can't believe that no one has asked what the [IT,Paris Hilton,iPhone] angle is yet. And no, Sadville doesn't count as the IT angle.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Send in the cyber cops!

    Watch those striking workers scatter.....

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The real surprise

    is that it wasn't the French who first went on strike in Sadville.

  4. Paul


    Urrrmmm... IBM?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Angles

    You... You do know who IBM are, right?

  6. Peter Kay

    Of course there's an IT angle

    Even it if wasn't IBM involved, it would still have an IT angle.

    Social change driven by online communities (such as Facebook groups influencing some things, most recently) is both a social and IT issue, and needs reporting in both IT and sociology publications.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is good if...

    - You don't think IBM software / hardware is expensive enoug as it is

    - You wan to tell your grand children that you also went to strike once

    - You don't want to let the Koreans be the first to do a real strike in Sadville

    - You work for an IBM competitor

  8. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Another thing missing

    Insert inevitable rant about how it's not Sadville but Second Life, as if we cared.

  9. Smallbrainfield

    There's a union in Italy called EMF?


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