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Anthony DeSalvo

Dad, Husband, Roller Derby Widow, Triathlete, Web Developer and RCRD Volunteer!

It's not a Game its an Open Source Second Life

by adesalvo 13. February 2007 02:36

It's not a Game! It's an online 3-D Experience brought to you buy Big Blue (IBM).

Last week our CFO dropped an article on my desk regarding second life. I let it sit for a day or 2 while I was catching up on some work until the Director of IT stopped by and asked if I signed up yet. His explanation sparked my interest so I immediately signed up.

I am still a little unclear how or why this has not received the attention it deserves. Second Life is an online 3D social networking site on steroids.

This is second life's explanation:

Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by a total of 3,550,486 people from around the globe.

From the moment you enter the World you'll discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity. Once you've explored a bit, perhaps you'll find a perfect parcel of land to build your house or business.

You'll also be surrounded by the Creations of your fellow residents. Because residents retain the rights to their digital creations, they can buy, sell and trade with other residents.

The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the in-world unit-of-trade, the Linden dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online Linden Dollar exchanges.

I hope to learn more about the IDE for creating New Actions and 3-D Items.



Star Trek's George Takei Vs. Heroes (Hiro)

by adesalvo 11. February 2007 19:14

I was watching TV with my wife the other night and caught George Takei on Heroes (Distractions). I also noticed the above Star Trek reference. (IMAGE)

My wife stated that I was probably the only one in the world who noticed the nuance and then called me a NERD..

With out getting specific, the above reference would of passed me by too If it wasn't for my friend and former cube mate Jeff!