Historical Maps in Second Life
This is great. I've previously posted about some unexpected consequences SL but I think this one - a San Francisco map collector who set-up his own SL island to display his collection - is a great use of SL that (to me at least) was completely unexpected. From the MIT Technology Review:
"A new installation inside Second Life is bringing alive one of the world's largest collections of antique maps. Called the David Rumsey Maps Island (registration required), the Second Life site is San Francisco map collector David Rumsey's latest high-technology plan to share his collection with as large an audience as possible."