DD YOU Sue Baskerville: March 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Lego Universe MMO looks like it would be fun.

Does a building game like this have any particular special appeal to those who like the Second Life virtual world?

Are there any techniques for rendering a changing world with user generated content used in Lego Universe that would be useful in Second Life?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Interface Or Content?

I was thinking earlier this morning about Linden Lab's attempt to increase the retention rate for Second Life by making the interface in their Viewer 2.0 beta look more like a browser, the idea I guess being that browsers are popular or that people like browser interfaces or are familiar with them.

According to statements I've read, most people don't even know what a browser is.

People don't use browsers because they like browsers, they use browsers because browsers get them to the content on the web that they like. It's the porn and the gadget reviews and squirrel catapulting videos on YouTube that get people to use browsers.

Put porn, bootleg videos, and shopping sites in a Lotus 123 for DOS interface and people would use that.