Saturday, October 21, 2006

Taxing MMO's..

Representative Saxton Says Taxing SL Would Be a Mistake

Friday October 20, 2006 1:53 PM EDT

Filed under: News , Business We can all breathe a sigh of relief. Representative Jim Saxton, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee said, regarding the recent news that congress was looking into tax issues concerning virtual worlds, "The goal of the forthcoming JEC study is to help lawmakers understand the issues involved and head off any premature attempt to impose a tax on virtual economies." Boldly said. Apparently this is just a fact-finding mission, nothing to worry about. Further,...

Musical Instruments in Second Life

Musical Instruments in SL

Friday October 20, 2006 8:27 PM EDT
Here's a little piece about the range of musical instruments in SL, from a blog called Music Thing. I found the tone of the post to be slightly dismissive, as though the author was unable to reconcile his hopes for finding something awe-inspiring with the reality of what he found in-world. The piece completely skips over the feat of virtual engineering Robbie Dingo utilized simply to create what he has in the first place. Regardless, it's always nice to see different sources cover SL with a...