As someone who tried, out of curiosity, Kelly Lindman SM7NHC's VoIP ham radio simulation Hamsphere a couple of years ago, I received a notification that HamSphere 2.0 has just been released.
I haven't tried this new version and I'm still very aware of what happened last time someone blogged about something like this. Since no radio is involved, I find it hard to find any lasting interest in making "contacts" with it.
But in view of the gloom I presently feel over the UK government's attitude to the PLT interference issue, the fact that I received an email about this on the same day seems foreboding. I'm starting to wonder if amateur radio will soon be something like Sinclair ZX81 games or Space Invaders machines that we will only be able to experience via a simulation.