By now many of you know that Linden Lab has been working on a New World dubbed SL 2.0 by many of the populous. There are plenty of blog posts out there and three very long forum / blog threads to read through should you want to spend a day or two.
I have been keeping up as best I can on a personal level -- and also on a personal level, I started a new blog to keep track of the historical significance of the new platform. That isn't public quite yet, but if you want to find it you will certainly be able to sometime in the near future.
What I did want to let you know about -- just in case you missed it, is a video of Jessica Lyons of Firestorm speaking on the new platform. While some new information has come to light since its recording it is still a very worthwhile watch with some new to me at least info (and I have spent most of the last few days on forums).
Most of you -- at least the photographers and machinimatographers that visit these pages -- use third party viewers, many choosing Firestorm which currently has 70% of the viewer pie. I do agree with Jessica and Saffia that SL 1.0 has a very long life ahead of it. And, as a long time Firestorm user I recently put "the viewer" for SL 2.0 at the top of my Deal Breaker List when writing to the forums. There are simply too many features I use everyday and at least FEEL that I cannot do without.
So if you are a fan of SL and of TPVs in particular, check out the 55 minute film from SL11B.