But let's be optimistic and drink a champagne toast to the end of a Second Life era and start of a new one.
Um, somebody bring virtual champagne, 'kay?
Usual location: Dr. Dobb's Island. The meeting is open to everyone -- come when you can, stay as long as you like. Join the InformationWeek group in Second Life for notification of future meetings; we meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Fridays at noon. Send me an instant message this evening if you need a teleport to the meeting; my Second Life name is Ziggy Figaro.
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