November 2006 Archives

3 Stages of the Digital Divide

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Digital Divide: The Three Stages (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Nice piece from Jakob's Alertbox. The 3 divides:

- Economic Divide
- Usability Divide
- Empowerment Divide

AI in SL

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Esquire:Feature Story:Philip Rosedale: Building a world entire

Which brings Rosedale to one next development that intrigues him as much as the world he's created: "I think there are interesting questions about this whole thing of computers thinking," he says. "The next thing beyond SL is whether things in there can think."

Nice to see that Philip and I are thinking (!) along the same lines.

Starship Dimensions

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Stunning sight - particular as I was in SL with a group of fellow B5 fans discussing how great it would be to have a 3D version of something like this.


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celestia logo

Celestia is the modern version of the old star mapping programme I converted from an Apple II listing in the Liverpool Software Gazette into first BBC Micro and then the Atari. It was a great programme to travel the stars.


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The Croquet Project is an open source VR world builder. What appears to be unique is that it lets you embed rich media objects, not just HTML or Flash or Word or Excel, but even windows into other Croquet spaces. Stunning.

SL Weather Mashup

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Launching a new kind of warfare

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Launching a new kind of warfare | Technology | Guardian Unlimited Technology

Cracking article by the Guardian on the rise on unmanned combat vehicles. They reckon that by 2015 1/3 of the US fighting strength will be composed of robotic UCVs.
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