Monthly Archives: November 2006

More on Virtual Worlds

Roo has posted more detail on today’s event over at the eightbar blog (which I think is the closest blog there is to a “spiritual home” of IBM and Virtual Worlds, given that both of our Metaverse Evangelists started out there).

I was delighted to be able to play a part in the day. I think we’ve been doing some amazing stuff, particularly in terms of our use of social networking tools, and it was great to engage with people to discuss our use of blogging, social networks, and virtual worlds.

I thought I’d post a few additional shots of the Think Tank session that Roo mentions.

We split into two groups to make the conversation slightly more manageable. Timeless Prototype’s magic table and chairs were put to good use!

Algernon Spackler moderated the discussion group that I was in. All our base are belong to him!

As well as journalists, we were lucky to have luminaries from across the Second Life community join us to participate in the conversations:

The event was held in one of our conference domes. The virtual Hursley build can be seen in the background.


Footnote: I spotted another Second Life reference in coverage of another event that is underway at the moment, the SWG Analyst Briefing in Stamford, Connecticut.

Virtual Worlds media event

I’m at IBM Bedfont today participating in a media event around the impact of virtual worlds.

One of the attendees, Katie Lee from Shiny Media, is live blogging the event at Tech Digest (coverage: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

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Coming up: new stuff for WMB

We just announced some goodness around WebSphere Message Broker. In particular, there’s a set of ease-of-use enhancements to the toolkit and some new functionality for Web Services.

It all looks very exciting indeed. Should arrive just in time for Christmas 🙂

In the meantime, take a look at all this other stuff:

Game Tomorrow

The current front-page feature on mentions one of the blogs that I contribute to – Game Tomorrow – and also discusses Second Life.

IBM is involved in all of the new games consoles, is huge in the chip market, and is on the cutting edge of all of the current developments. Exciting stuff. Especially for a lowly WebSphere consultant… 😉

[non-Flash version of the feature]

[PDF version of the feature]

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Plazes meets Google Earth

Over at the Plazes blog, there’s a cool post entitled Plazes + Google Earth

My favourite location-awareness application (aside from Sametime 7.5) now enables you to use Google Earth to browse the location data. So, for instance, if you were to look at it right now – this second – you’d see my head hovering over a hotel somewhere north of Regents Park. Very cool.

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