Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

And the future continues to catch up with us

From last week's Economist, in Technology Quarterly (the best part of the magazine for technophiles):

"The movement will get a boost in late July, when Second Life, a popular 3-D virtual world, incorporates a feature that will allow inhabitants to post web pages on walls. Joe Miller, vice-president of technology at Linden Labs, the company in San Francisco, California, that runs Second life, says 2-D web browsing is usually solitary. Browsing in Second Life, however, will be a social activity, because users strolling virtually through the world can gather and chat next to web pages."

Which means that Second Life will start to develop areas that work exactly like dauphin1974 and I were building for Trenza, back in 2000. (He was developing the back-end world-construction tools; I was in charge of the client.) It'll be interesting to see how it works out...
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