Friday, 23 November 2007

Long road ahead

There's a longish post on the Linden Lab blog by Philip Linden, Long Road Behind, Long Road Ahead, talking about where Second Life has come from and where it's going. Some interesting stuff, not least the reference to being able to view the Web from in-world:
Beyond stability, there is one new platform feature that still seems really important to deploy given the rising use of SL for education and collaboration, and that is being able to browse the web easily from in-world. So we have a small team of people working hard on that right now.
I guess I'm feeling charitable, cos I tend to read this at face value and interpret it positively. Looking at the comments, there are inevitably those who see it more cynically, as an attempt to make excuses for the current issues with reliability.

For what it's worth, my view is that (until the recent episode at least) reliability has got a lot, lot better over recent months than it used to be in the past. So we seem to be going in the right direction...

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