Choose the pigment of your skin, / your eyes, your hair, of who you are. / Select the clothes you'll wander in -construct an online avatar. / Stick the key electrodes on - / make sure the datajack's in tightly. / Start the uplink and you're gone / on trips around the planet nightly;  / Just close your eyes and now you're in, / alive inside the interface.No flaws to find inside this sim - / the beta-testers' great disgrace. / With speed of thought we natter gleaning;words are worthless (sex is, too.) / High bandwidth can't provide us meaning, / even here, in Nexus / 2.

-- ansi by the green hornet and mongul, lit by cthulu.  click here for the original ansi released in Dark July 1999 --