Sex and Syndication?

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William Shakespeare has gone through numerous deaths and rebirths in the literary world. His works have been dissected, mashed up and then reformed into diverse and often bizarre new creations to match each age and taste that followed his Elizabethan splendor.

It seems that now the same fate is beginning to befall Jane Austen. In fact, Jane Austen has become a hot property, and not just in our fair Caledon.

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Caledon in Motion

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I will admit that as voice comes closer to actuality, I have been considering of late other ways to take Caledon to the next phase. Having dismissed Scent technology out of hand I began considering ways to improve the interface to take advantage of the unique nature of Caledon.

Wouldn’t it be convenient if there was some simple RL gesture one could make to perform equivalent animations in SL? For example, Butter the Scone, Slap the Cad, Expose Your Ankle, Fire the Revolver.

Well, now perhaps such physical manifestations are just around the corner.

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Hip, Smart, Empty

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Second Life seems to be everywhere in the media today. In fact, Second Life was featured as a major article in three very different publications this last week…Newsweek, Technology Review and Wired.

What did they have to say? Well for me it boils down to their basic interpretations of what SL is…Hip, Smart or Empty.

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…In a Strange Land

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The first book I remember reading for myself, from cover to cover, that didn’t have a picture on every other page, was Robert Heinlein’s Have Space Suit, Will Travel. It’s mix of technology with youthful idealism and the sense that anything was possible proved a touchstone for most of my teen years, and still is today. I still have the same copy.

In later years, Starship Troopers (forget the lame movie version) and Stranger in a Strange Land (of course) played major parts in my progression. As he would now be celebrating his 100th birthday, there is no better moment then now to pay some small tribute to one of the premier dream architects we have known, Mr. Robert Heinlein.

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