Mourning in Eve Online

From The New York Daily News

Smith, a U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer, was killed Tuesday night alongside Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and two other Americans in an assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

As the U.S. mourned the deaths of those who worked toward a freer Libya, a worldwide community came together to remember “Vile Rat,” as Smith was known in EVE Online.

It's interesting how much attention the press is giving to Smith's participation in EVE Online. This is definitely a sign of the growing importance of games in our culture. I hope for a day when we can use games to resolve conflicts instead of violence.

So much needless death. Such a horrible loss. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those killed.