Happy 20th rezday to Second Life’s humble Prim!

Phree rezzed a standard prim just for the occasion. 😉

Never did I know that our good old prim is so old it even predates Second Life. 😮 Read Inara’s intriguing article.

Inara Pey: Living in a Modemworld

20 years of the prim by SarahKB7 Koskinen

It All Starts with a Prim

Those six words used to be one of the tag-lines associated with Second Life. Six words that – long before mesh or even sculpties entered our consciousness – summed up the unique magic of Second Life: the ability to create almost anything you might imagine, just by taking simple geometric shapes and playing with them – shaping, sizing, bringing them together, etc., – to produce something either individually or collectively, right there within a virtual space.

Of course, things like scripts and tools were required to get things to do things or to make the shapes that were needed, but at its heart, SL’s creativity lay within the humble primitive shapes offered to users through the viewer.

I mention this because January 25th, 2022 is officially the 20th anniversary of the first prim ever being rezzed…

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