BBC NEWS | Technology | Making money from virtually nothing "Can you make a real living buying and selling goods which only exist in the virtual world of an online fantasy game?
Many thousands of people make a very good living writing, creating and running computer games.
Rather fewer people earn a wage playing games professionally by taking the top cash prizes at tournaments around the world.
But Julian Dibbell is not trying to support himself, wife and daughter by programming or playing.
Instead in April 2004, he will declare to the US Internal Revenue Service that his main source of income is the sale of imaginary goods."
Via Chris Sells