July 16th, 2008 by Benjamin Duranske
I’ve got a piece on the WSJ op-ed page today arguing that it is time for mainstream media and business to start paying closer attention to the 3D internet. It will definitely be old hat to everybody who reads VB regularly (business and government buy-in, 3D interfaces, faster processors, etc.) but it will be new to a lot of WSJ readers, and I’m really happy that the Journal was willing to put the arguments we 3D internet evangelist types kick around all the time out there where even people who haven’t sought out these ideas will find them.
Also, I want to give a shout-out to the folks at Virtual World News for the numbers re: investment in virtual worlds for the first half of 2008. Length restrictions kept me from giving them (and other stat sources) references in the piece, but these guys are the #1 source for serious coverage of business in virtual worlds, and they deserve acknowledgement. If you’re arriving here via the op-ed piece and are intrigued by this stuff, check out Virtual World News, and if you’re really intrigued, sign up for the Virtual Worlds Expo in LA this fall.
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