2009 comes to an end, and after the traditional snowball fight with the Lindens, where residents redefine the concept of physics-induced lag by shooting everything in sight with utter prejudice, it’s time to relax, rethink about what went wrong in 2009, and how 2010 will look like. Keeping in tradition, […]
I’ve added a few thoughts on the first-hour experience in Second Life on my other blog. We all know that M Linden’s top priority is dealing with the first-hour experience of newbies and trying to get a better retention rate. Apparently, 99% of all new users leave before a month […]
On the same day, I got hold of two bits of news from the metaverse front: first, Blue Mars announced their pricing. Oh, all right, I know I’m behind the news… the point is that this relaunched the Second Life® vs. Blue Mars debate once again. I started following the […]
Proudly announced as “1MAG is more than just a fashion magazine in Second Life!”, this new magazine, created by Elettra Blachere and Jhao Oh, is the latest editorial inroad into publishing for a Second Life®-specific audience. You can join the in-world group “1MAG – International Magazine” (click here to join) […]
Drax sent me the above video, which is a nice way to tie this to the Copenhagen conference 🙂 What amazes me is the quality of the video overall — specially in these days where so many people still think that the SL rendering engine is “outdated” and such. You […]
Four years after Darwin published ‘On The Origin Of Species’, Samuel Butler was calling for a theory of evolution for machines. Most attempts at such a theory have tried to frame it in terms of the steady accumulation of changes, recognisable as Darwinian. But natural selection has certain limitations. For […]
I can’t stop watching this one. Ill Clan, you guys are amazing! Forget the stupid comments on that video 🙂 and just enjoy the experience… More videos from Linden Lab.