Just Adding Air

by Keith Weiner

Obviously, people have been using Skype and other VoIP software with Second Life for years. In a certain sense, you could say that we haven't changed anything. Sure, it's integrated, or the voice quality is incrementally better, or there is a 3D spatial voice effect. But so what?

I want to describe something I've been thinking about for a while. What's the difference between being on the phone with a group of people vs. being in a room with them?