Second Life as a platform

There was a (never completed) interesting book titled Platform Second Life: Developing Real World Applications that would have been fascinating and useful.  I’m starting to think that someone needs to write it, even if it did get cancelled.  What is annoying is that we changed the direction of Scripting Your World a bit to avoid competing directly with it… and then it evaporated well after it was too late to change back.  So if you were wondering why we had so little in SYW on touching the outside world, now you know why!