Have You Been to the Beanstalk (the Oldest User-Generated Content in Second Life)?
Over the weekend someone said they had read in my book about the giant beanstalk of Steller Sunshine, the first piece of user-generated content in Second Life, and wanted to pay a visit. Not having been there lately myself, I checked to see if it was still extant, and so it was: Located in the ancient region of Welsh, the beanstalk is actually a jumping game originally constructed by Ms. Sunshine in the pre-SL "Linden World" of 2002 (she was the first Alpha user, and she created it overnight her first day in-world), later imported into Second Life when it went Beta in 2003. And since that weekend reader wasn't the first to ask after it, let me post a SLurl footnote here:
I'm always relieved to see it's still standing there, some eight years later. Many have visited since, but few, I imagine, have managed to complete the challenge Steller originally set for it: Without using flight, jump from leaf to leaf to the very top of the beanstalk (where heaven awaits.) Can you?