Jeff Barr Amazon Web Evangelist does his thing in Second Life

Jeff Barr has had a nice blog report written up over at the click heard around the world
He also mentions that he drove the event at the NMC campus, in his virtual Toyota Scion as created by millions of us
I have to admit, being in the UK I have no idea what a Scion is.
It is of interest though as I cut my web teeth back in 1997-2000 on the Vauxhall website, where we did lots of interesting firsts as IBM, including trying to do what Second Life is doing with a small start up from iceland called Smartvr. Just a few years too early. I also remember at Hursley a Ford Galaxy demo with an old style VR helmet.
Aagin this goes to show that the ideas have been around but now the technology is maturing to teh point that Jeff can drive an accurate model of his car to an event and also pitch his companies web services to an audience he can see.

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4 thoughts on “Jeff Barr Amazon Web Evangelist does his thing in Second Life

  1. I need to spend more time in SL. I was completely unaware and would have like to attend.

    As an aside, the Scion brand is especially interesting. It’s heavily targeted at a particular demographic and frequently associates with the “graffiti” crowd… which includes the “urban vinyl” toy niche market. Oddly enough, though the brand seems ripe for online games, they’ve been extraordinarily careful about licensing their brand. So while one will now find Porsche and Lamborghini in an online racing game, I’m not sure any videogame developer has licensed the Scion brand (last I read they’d not licensed the brand to any game dev, but that was a year ago and things change fast).

    So Scion moving into SL is actually a very consistent move. If they license to a typical videogame they potentially lose some of the street cred they have and which they seem to be very keen to cultivate. There’s a DIY aspect to SL that must be very appealing to them. For me it’s interesting because the brand is unique in this way and it happens to turn up in many of the areas I’ve been following.

  2. It is an odd looking vehicle though. Not your typical “tunerz” ride?
    Thansk for the info though. I know I will keep bumping into it too now.

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  4. Dear Pastor tony

    Greeting in His mighty name

    It is my privilege to have an email contact with you. Well I have got your email address from your ministry’s web site. I am greatly blessed and inspired to know about your work in the field of harvest for the expansion of the Kingdom of King of Kings. I believe its the Lord who has make my mind to contact to and invite you in Pakistan to preach His name.

    Permit me to give you some information about me and my church. My name is Rev. Patras. I am from Pakistan and I am running ministry named, “Eternal Gospel Ministries of Pakistan ” to glorify His name along with very good and anointed team of ministers working under my leadership. Our main focus it to reach the UN reached people of Pakistan and India and other native countries around us with the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ and through social gospel if Possible.

    Pastor I visit your web site and see that you are working in different project and I would love to work with you in the field of Harvest.

    It our greatest and earnest desire for you to come to Pakistan to sow the seed of harvest and bring the lost souls in Lords feet by holding evangelical and healing crusades, Leader Ship Conferences. Seminars and outreach meetings to edify body of Christ.

    ” For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of sons of God” (Romans 8:19). I will keep on praying for your visit to Pakistan . May Lord lay burden on your heart for your Pakistani brethren in Christ. Also Pastor we arrange an english church meeting in Youhanaabad the place where I live and we worship the Lord by singing english songs and then preaching the gosple in english.

    It will be a great blessing of Pakistani Christian if you visit Pakistan and Glorify His name. Prayer fully waiting for the reply

    God Bless you.

    In His service

    Pastor Patras Masih

    President, Eternal Gospel Ministries
    P.O.Box 10059 New garden town Barkat Market Lahore Pakistan
    Phone No: 092-042-5273978

    Mobile Phone: – +92-0322-4121808

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