Skills in Virtual Worlds

Skills Hak. A name some of you might remember. Emerald – another evocative name. Insilico? I wonder just how many folk know it? Tonight someone told me that LL had closed Insilico and permabanned Skills yet again. “Wait” you’re thinking “How can someone be PERMAbanned again?” Apparently Skills can. Remember this is SL, where anything is possible. Possible, that is, so long as Linden Lab will allow it!

Now I will make no judgement about Skills and the Emerald viewer fiasco. That is water long under the bridge. But I was relieved to find that tonight at least, Insilico is still around, all nine or is it 12(?) sims of it. It is not a place I visit these days, but it remains one of the Wonders of the Virtual world. Anyone who has not been should go and wonder how it is that such a complex scene loads so quickly and does not crash your viewer. Insilico shows elements of what SL could have become, it is Sansar 5 years early.

Don’t get me wrong; The Emerald Saga showed that certain folk could NOT be trusted and some serious permissions were broken, so it is not all black and white, and of course had not Emerald foundered we would never have had Firestorm. (It is perhaps less surprising that LL and the Firestorm/Phoenix Project are so cosy now, given that perspective).

Anyway, read http://skills.tumblr.com/post/141699124267/byeeee and make your own mind up. I don’t like Skills much, or the anarchistic way she does things, but let’s be honest, that is not going to worry Skills one jot!

~ by Ayesha Askham-Ezvalt on April 4, 2016.

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