This strip first appeared in issue #216 of Linux (Pro) Magazine and is the first part of a trio of strips about Elvie’s first foray into the world of virtual reality.

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[Elvie is in a room with a collection of boxes, cables and other parts to make up a VR system. Betty is holding a very long invoice]

Elvie: I've bought a new *virtual reality* system. Maybe it's called that because there's *virtually* no Open Source software for it, so the *reality* is that I'll have to buy proprietary games.

Betty: Or perhaps it's because *reality* will really bite when you notice that buying all this kit has *virtually* bankrupted you!