I'm Being Interviewed in Second Life Today

I'll be interviewed in Second Life on "Virtually Speaking" tonight at 9:00 PM ET.

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 2:42 PM • 16 Comments


BillyJune 4, 2009 3:13 PM

Isn't that just inviting lunatics to show up and crash the interview?

cdek421June 4, 2009 3:24 PM

I'd be interested to see what security measures are put into place to prevent the flying penis mobs et al from attacking.

Argent StonecutterJune 4, 2009 3:36 PM

More seriously, I hope you don't get too many people who think DRM is security. SL is full of people who think pulling bitmaps from your OpenGL texture cache is a "security exploit". :(

nickJune 4, 2009 3:51 PM

Bruce, do you already have a SL avatar, or do they build one for you?

ArchonJune 4, 2009 4:43 PM


>Isn't that just inviting lunatics to show up and crash the interview?

If what I hear about it is to be believed, any audience Bruce gets on SL will be comprised mostly of lunatics crashing the interview, whether or not he tells anyone about it.

WootfishJune 4, 2009 5:12 PM

Will some form of transcript be made available online after the interview is over?

Argent StonecutterJune 4, 2009 6:57 PM

I was all set to show up, but if it's being done in voice-only I won't be able to hear anything anyway. Is there a normal audio stream?

BrianJune 4, 2009 9:16 PM

It was cool to hear you, but why wasn't there Q&A? Most Second Life events take questions at the end.

Widget WhiteberryJune 4, 2009 11:06 PM

Thank you all for coming. Bruce had a great time and says he'll return again.

TimJune 5, 2009 3:04 AM

Heh didn't you hear? The media have moved on from Second Life to Twitter.

Widget WhiteberryJune 5, 2009 8:39 AM

Brian - Usually there are questions. Last night, the host, while on the phone with Bruce, was unable to log in and, since the interview was live, I couldn't reach him by phone. (This was a first.) So, we tried to ferry questions from open chat, some of which were answered. Totally imperfect, I know, but we were managing.

Twitter for questions is a great idea, especially for an event that is both f2f and sl.

DekeJune 5, 2009 11:03 AM

Wow. The negative sentiments around SL are surprising to me. SL, like any relatively new technology and any communications medium has positives and negatives. The people shouting "flying penises" (and that's not even the correct plural :) are today's equivalent of "the web is only there for pornography."

StephanieJune 7, 2009 9:33 PM

I thought it was ironic that SL gave a more complete summary of Mr. Schneier's credentials than 60 minutes did. Would that 60 minutes had presented that as thoroughly.

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