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Here’s a unique view of Ub Yifu’s “The Energy of Bay City,” which overlooks the North Channel from Bay City. Ub did a splendid job on this sculpted piece (like always), and I’m thrilled to offer a landmark to welcome visitors to our special collection of sims. (Also, the piece is darned “photogenic”! Between WindLight and the camera angles, I could be at this for a LONG time….) Please stop by and enjoy!
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…Second Life has nothing to worry about.
Color me unimpressed, even with this slideshow of their “New Venice” build, which is better looking than the above photo but still not mind-blowing. Blue Mars has been hyped as being way better than Second Life, and it just isn’t from what I can see.
I’ll keep my inventory, my land and my friends…and stay in Second Life. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, folks.
If you’re going to run a conference, especially one focussed on virtual worlds, might I suggest that you take a page from The General, who organized a parallel Second Life track for this weekend’s Netroots Nation convention in the Steel City:
Can’t make it to Pittsburgh? Consider joining me at Netroots Nation in Second Life. I’ll be doing a number of events there.
See? It’s not too hard. Run some events in “meatspace” (love that term) for the people who want to socialize in the flesh, but also encourage congregating inworld. The General’s also going to stream some of the live speeches from the convention so those not attending in person can see them inworld.
Now, there are 4 SLCC islands on the Second Life grid that very well could be holding an inworld component to the convention. I wouldn’t know as I wasn’t permitted to teleport to the islands and ascertain their purpose. Sigh.
It’s a shame that some feel constrained in fully sharing their appreciation of the Lab’s efforts to finally address intellectual property issues in a comprehensive manner:
I’m going to smoothly gloss over the Standard Industry Practices for Copying Tools, because that read like a personal letter to a certain company I’m strongly affiliated with. And it’d be all kinds of stupid for me to open my mouth on that!
It’s never good when people feel muzzled.
What other conclusion can one come to, seeing that Linden Lab came out with a comprehensive intellectual property strategy mere weeks after Rezzable announced its capacity to pirate Second Life grid content?
Not a minute too late, I say.