So there are a couple of things about Cisco's new Virtual Worlds blog here: http://blogs.cisco.com/virtualworlds/ that are really interesting. It's got some interesting stuff, for sure, but the fun part for me is the inference from Cisco's interest in virtual worlds. First off, I believe they've been interested in online community for several years now, working with one of the early Well folks (and a really smart man) Cliff Figalo. That this has now grown into an interest in virtual worlds is not surprizing: virtual worlds offer many advantages for online community, new communication methods, a deeper sense of presence, etc. And the inference that really delights me is that Cisco, whose very successful focus has been on the new technology, and networking, is seeing human networking as the new frontier. That in addition to the technology of connection, the online space creates exciting new possibilities for human networking also.