I’m sure that by now a lot of rumours and white noise is flying around after Ebbe Altberg basically announced at a TPV meeting that the Lab is working on “the next big thing” to come.
Especially in this thread on SLU a lot of people sound as if the Lab is going to pull the plug on SL “any time now”.
To that I only say, “If I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today.”
From what I understand from what Ebbe actually said at the TPV meeting, SL is here to stay for at least several more years, I mean come on, first beta late next year, that means public availability as a finished product not until 4-5 years from now… and he says even then they will keep SL around as long as it makes them money.
What this means for The Dolphin Viewer is pretty obvious to me: I’ll be working on it just as before (which means way too slow to be proud about it). Heh, if y’all have a problem with my working speeds, chip in some $ so that I can have a laptop that actually has enough power to work on building viewers when I’m travelling 🙂
That being said… “This is the end of Second Life” has been a constant cry to be heard in certain forums for the last five years at least, and guess what, my account still works, so… guess what, I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for the lights go dark.