Tin Foil Hat Theory – A ReBlog Sort Of

November 27, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Linden Lab and Second Life 

We all know what a Retweet is, well this is sort of a Reblog. Thanks to a fellow contributor at the Second Life Commerce Forum, I found a series of six blog articles by a very astute writer and SL Resident named Avril Korman. After reading all six parts, I’ve come to the conclusion that she’s pretty much got the gist of what Linden Lab might be planning … but as usual I have some things to add and opinions on their “Target”.

First off, here are the six parts:

  1. Losing the Plot In Second Life? Introducing A Tinfoil Hat Theory About Linden Lab
  2. View This: The Second Life Tinfoil Hat Theory, Part 2
  3. Second Life Tinfoil Hat Theory Part 3: The Rise of the Vampire Bunnies
  4. Second Life Tinfoil Hat Theory, Part 4: Who Do You Want to be Today?
  5. The Second Life Tinfoil Hat Theory Part 5: A Skylight Suddenly Appears (But Search is Still Broken.)
  6. Second Life Tinfoil Hat Theory, Part 6: The Search For A Better Search Engine

What follows is my analysis of Avril’s conclusion, so a Spoiler Warning is warranted here. Go read her stuff first, then come back and read my summation. (She writes well, so just do it. You’ll like it.) Continue reading “Tin Foil Hat Theory – A ReBlog Sort Of” »»

Technology as “The Goal”

(Part 3 in the Project to Save Second Life #P2SSL)

Technology is a wonderful thing. For as long as humans have been inventing tools to simplify our lives, Technology has been part of our lives. Today’s Technology is advancing at higher speeds than ever before. One need only watch a little TV or peruse the magazine rack to see how prevalent Technology is in our daily experience. But is Technology really the goal?

There is an old saying (and you know me and old sayings) that goes like this:

“If all you have is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail”

This is especially true with today’s technology-based companies. When it comes to a company like Linden Lab and their primary product Second Life, it is not only true, it is the crux of their failing. Continue reading “Technology as “The Goal”” »»

P2SSL – Feedback Please

November 17, 2010 by · Comments Off on P2SSL – Feedback Please
Filed under: Linden Lab and Second Life, The Project to Save Second Life 

(The next installment in the Project to Save Second Life)

It’s been some time since my last post. Part of the reason for that is because of various real-life issues, but also part of it has been think-time for me … trying to get a handle on what is really needed in Second Life. Now that the thoughts have gelled, I think it’s time to make the next entry. Continue reading “P2SSL – Feedback Please” »»