I have just bought a Second Life island on the department credit card! Much to the consternation of the finance person, but with the blessing of the HoD. He wants a "bijou penthouse log cabin". Perhaps I will get the students to construct a statue in his honour and write a script to make automatic daily offerings to it.
It's for my multimedia students. I'm going to turn them loose to terraform the island and their little patch of island will be their e-portfolio. Life doesn't need to be boring, as Snoopy's brother once said.
Once the island has been delivered you must all come over for tea. (How do you deliver a virtual island to a real shipping address? I am intrigued.)