This is turning into one of the best days I have had in a long time.
I caught on Marc Robin's blog today that there's a trial version of the popular online game Second Life where, instead of people chatting to each other using text, they can speak to each other. What vendor is behind it? DiamondWare.
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting him, I want to tell you about a man named Keith Weiner, the owner of DiamondWare. I met Keith back in 1999, when we worked together commercializing the very first SIP software written by Henning's students at Columbia. Keith was an audiophile, and had extensive experience in audio drivers for games. I was rewriting the very first SIP softclient, and Keith was delivering the audio. At the time, I was running a small consulting company, and we became fast friends, and have been ever since. If you ever want to meet a man of tremendous character and ability - get to know Keith.
I remember thinking "Wow. This guy is so smart. Too bad he's so hung up on the whole gaming thing. He could really make some impact if he stuck to the telephony stuff." Keith, if you were at the ETel show, I would SO buy you a beer.