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Sunday, January 20, 2008


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Ann Otoole

I think LL is actually listening to the customers on voice. The last survey I took focused a lot on voice to text, text to voice, voice chat logging and recording (documentation of convos), and voice morphing. I think such technology would bring a lot of respect back to LL after the polarizing and discriminatory voice capability was dumped on sl as a shiny to no avail. it failed to attract corporate presence because it is not secure.

More importantly, enabling people who have limits (disabled, handicapped, whatever you want to call it, it is all not PC to say it) is a great move and is a community enabling feature that should be aggressively pursued by LL.

Dizzy Banjo

Thanks for such a great description !

We are going to try leaving PARSEC open all the time again now. So anyone should be able to visit it directly from the below SLURL :


Chase Marellan

I'll echo Dizzy's thanks for a great description. It's cool to ponder where this might go. Just wanted to mention that Manning has put up the official page for Platform Second Life, the book this comes from, at http://www.manning.com/chase/ .

Dizzy Banjo

This is the current SLURL for PARSEC ( something very odd is going on where we cant use a SLURL for higher than 128m ! )


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