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Not many people know this as a fact, but Second Life actually began in 1982.

It could take as long as 90 minutes to access this blocky, unstable world by modem, but boy was it worth it when connection was made!

Here is an old advert for SL, from a 1982 US computer magazine:

 



Popular things to do on SL back then included:

* Fly over the Berlin Wall

* Go disco dancing at 'Studio 93'

* Buy some shoes...for 1,000,000 L$!

* Meet Virtual ET on his alien planet sim!

* Visit the BRITISH BULLDOG skinhead pub

There were approximately 290 residents for the whole of 1982. Last name choices included: Bladderflask, Slitzpray, Anorexic, Jetzkim, Killklown, O'Hare, Buckmucker, Skodasaw and Kebab.

 

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No way.  

The founder of LL and Second Life didn't even get the idea for doing it until 1994 and founded LL in 1999.  In 2001 LL started to build what was called "Linden World".  During this time the world was not open to the public.  As they were getting ready to launch the beta they changed the name to "Second Life".  It was March of 2002 when Stellar Sunshine became the first avatar and it wasn't until October of that year it was open to the public.

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MrMakelove wrote:

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This is a band called "Second Life", and even they didn't even form until 1999.

"SECOND LIFE is a three piece Modern Rock band based in Southwestern Idaho. Formed in March 1999, they are dedicated to writing and performing their own unique style of melodic high-energy music"

 

My first virtual world was a very laggy "Active Worlds"? (with Power Ranger-looking avatars) on a modem. It was a mess and took forever to load up.

 

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