[opensource-dev] off the wall idea of the day

Ponzu lee.ponzu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 18:41:34 PDT 2010


Remember when at the keynote Philip said that Second Life should be "fun"
like the iPhone is fun?  I had an idea tonight that is more along those
lines then the usual suggestions for the Viewer.  if there is some sort of
Linden Art Department, maybe they can do something with this idea.

"Logging in" is so *boring*.  You log in to the mainframe, or your prison
cell.  When a user connects to Second Life, we need a better metaphor and a
more "fun" experience.

I am thinking of something like ENTER THE METAVERSE  or UPLOAD YOURSELF NOW.
 Then, instead of the boring progress bar, how about swirling lights or a
visual whirl pool or something, like a music visualization plug in from
iTunes.  Of course, it would have to be cool, and not cheesy, and that might
be hard.  It might need cool sound effects to go with it.  It might need an
entire control panel so that each user can customize to what he or she  (or
any of those other possibilities) prefers. maybe audio to go with the
video... Maybe each region in Second Life would have its own custom ENTRY
video and audio.  Fairy dust and tinkly celeste for one place, Dark
Explosions and subsonic booms for another.

or, just hire me to consult for the user experience group.  I've got more
ideas, and I am hirable and cheap.   8-)

Ponzu
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