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Images: First hotel for 'Second Life'

Creators have been protective of the new hotel, and only certain people are permitted on the island to watch the construction unfold. Residents of Second Life can get a glimpse of Aloft Island by standing on the border of a nearby island called Argali and raising their distance meter to 256.

The Electric Sheep Company

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...