The-virtual-whirl

07.24.10
The Virtual Whirl: User interfacing
07.24.10

The Virtual Whirl: User interfacing

The user interfaces for general-purpose virtual environments get a pretty bad rap. It's not surpris...

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07.17.10
The Virtual Whirl: Ill-repute
07.17.10

The Virtual Whirl: Ill-repute

Virtual environments have a generally poor reputation in many quarters, particularly in the mass-me...

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07.10.10
The Virtual Whirl: A brief history of Second Life, 2008-2010 and beyond
07.10.10

The Virtual Whirl: A brief history of Second Life, 2008-2010 and beyond

This week, we cover the final installment of our summarized history of Second Life and Linden Lab (...

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07.03.10
The Virtual Whirl: A brief history of Second Life, the middle years
07.03.10

The Virtual Whirl: A brief history of Second Life, the middle years

This week, we cover the second installment of our summarized history of Second Life and Linden Lab...

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06.26.10
The Virtual Whirl: A brief history of Second Life
06.26.10

The Virtual Whirl: A brief history of Second Life

Second Life has just seen its seventh anniversary (called its seventh birthday, only it technically...

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06.19.10
The Virtual Whirl: A crisis of confidence
06.19.10

The Virtual Whirl: A crisis of confidence

Most things in the world operate on faith. Governments, currencies, intellectual property, human ri...

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06.12.10
The Virtual Whirl: The bottom line
06.12.10

The Virtual Whirl: The bottom line

Hot topic of the week would be the Linden Lab layoffs. 30% of the staff (roughly 110 or so individu...

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06.05.10
The Virtual Whirl: Is one hour enough to be considered an active user?
06.05.10

The Virtual Whirl: Is one hour enough to be considered an active user?

It has long been a matter of considerable debate among virtual-environment pundits about what const...

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05.29.10
The Virtual Whirl: Linden Lab short-lists viral poultry for humanitarian prize
05.29.10

The Virtual Whirl: Linden Lab short-lists viral poultry for humanitarian prize

In just a few more days, the winner of the second annual Linden Prize is going to be revealed, and...

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