Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The San Diego Reader!
The Second Lives of San Diegans
The issue is finally in circulation! Woot! (And no, that's not me on the cover!)
A few comments about the article:
I haven't made any YouTube.com videos... those were created/submitted by other people, using things I've made. :)
I started in Second Life in Jan 2004, it actually started several months prior.
The "history of virtual reality" is "from my perspective". A historian I am not.
Officially, it is "Linden Lab" not "Linden Labs", I made that error myself ages ago.
The exchange rate was really around L$268 to the US dollar, not L$168, which makes my lamps "a buck or less", not a few dollars each. :) (some are *MUCH* cheaper)
I wish I were "one of the richest" residents in SL, but no. I do have a fair bit of land that I could sell for a decent price, but I'm still far from getting my initial investment back.
And, a very nit-picky pedantic clarification, Linden Lab didn't actually "disable" Starax's scripts, they reduced how many and how quickly any object can create new objects... The scripts in Starax's wand still tried to operate, but acted like a sports car racing down a freeway suddenly paved with speed bumps. Ouch! (Some of those limits were backed out later, I'm not sure whether his wand is still affected or not.)
Clearly, it is impossible to 'sum up' Second Life into anything less than a full book , but I think, but Geoff's article definitely captures some great perspectives on the crazy world we Second Lifers like to play in! =)
(Thanks to Caern, Khamon, Whystler, and others that I spoke of indirectly in the interview. :))