There is a news release at the SL blog today about the rolling out of the voice feature, and at the time of writing there are 100 or so responses. Some commentators are positive about the voice feature, there are some general questions relating to logistics (‘where’s the off switch?’) and many comments about the perceived poor timing of the announcement, and the need to fix existing glitches before incorporating new features. It reads like a discussion about the ‘how we do it’. I think we missed the ‘if we should do it’ discussion. On a unrelated note, I’ve been wondering what’s the opposite of fiction in a place where everything is invented.
Here’s a forum thread at the SL forum about the voice feature. It’s started by a deaf person. Responses run along familiar lines…Quite hostile, some of ’em.