To this casual observer of the Internet, two very strong and divergent trends are locked in a Manichean struggle, played out endlessly through a series of technological accomplishments pulling against each other.
For simplicity let's call them the individual and the crowd.
Jessica Lyon, from the Phoenix - Firestorm developers, sits down with Oz Linden for a wide-ranging interview about Linden Lab policies for all Third-Party-Viewer developers.
Thanks to Jessica and Oz for taking the time and making a big effort to get the right information out to residents about policy changes.
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