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November 12, 2006


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Taran Rampersad (aka Nobody Fugazi)

I've seen the book and considered getting it, but I have a burning question (which, perhaps, you can answer) - is it dated?

The trouble with SecondLife is that it is in a constant state of flux. Few things remain constant, so - are all the places the book refers to still in the book?

Personally, I learned by wandering and using the Search feature. But then, I learned a lot of things in a similar manner and there is a market for such books. Still, I'm not sure I would purchase it or recommend it as a travel guide because it will likely be dated.

David Meerman Scott

Thanks for the comment, Taran. All books on things that change quickly become dated. But I know that the publisher and authors are working hard to make sure that it is as up to date as possible when released in December. The copy that I got to review is on copy paper which tells me that the book is not printed yet because it is going through some final checks. Of course, information is bound to change, but I found the entries that I checked in the past week or so to be accurate.

Taran Rampersad (aka Nobody Fugazi)

Cool - that in itself is a feat. I imagine I'll get a copy myself to review; at best it will keep me out of trouble for a while. :-)

Dee Rambeau

oh nooooo...not you Dave?!??!!

Reuben Steiger

Great writeup!

Joe Wikert

Hi David. I'm glad you like what you saw in the Second Life book. Did I tell you that book is coming from my group, btw? We're all looking forward to seeing it publish shortly. You should also know that you somehow managed to get a pre-release copy ahead of me! Hey, if *that* doesn't show how influential you are as a P.R. expert I don't know what would!

David Meerman Scott

Joe, you and Willem Knibbe are forward thinking leaders to have built this book way back when SL was small. Your timing is great -- the right book at the right time. I think it will sell very well. Congratulations! David

smart lipo

I would like to say I have gone through this book and want to say this book is enjoyable, well-written, and thoughtful.Thanks for sharing such a great review on it.

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