Piet Huk: Virtual Laboratories and Virtual Worlds – “Rarely in my life have I so completely misjudged a situation. Getting an existing group to make the transition to a totally new mode of communication turned out to be effectively impossible. Trying to change given ways of doing things provoked far more resistance than I had expected, in both my astrophysics and my interdisciplinary collaborations. Simply put, that just didn’t work, period.“
Garrett Mace: Project ShiftBrite – “ShiftBrite is a simple device I am designing and producing. It allows easy control of a bright RGB LED. The interface is a straightforward clocked serial data line and a latch input.” – Via Make.
Reuters: IBM to Host Private Second Life Regions – “Under the new project, currently in beta testing and set to go live within several weeks, IBM employees will be able to move freely between the public areas of Second Life and private areas which are hosted behind IBM’s corporate firewall. This will enable the company to have sensitive discussions and disclose proprietary information without having the data pass through Linden Lab’s servers.“