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Old 06-09-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Linden Lab laying off staff, closing Singapore office



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Old 06-09-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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What was the need for a singapore office anyways?
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What was the need for a singapore office anyways?
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This could be very telling.

Is Second Life no longer the wonder child of the net?

I am suspecting that the new breed of end user is not as tolerant or patient as we were in the early days. System failures, refusal to fix things and the out right lies.

Has the mighty started to stumble?
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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Shedding staff for an impending buyout is an interesting theory, but who'd buy SL?

Perhaps they're coming to terms with the truth that big business will never want to operate in SL (for serious work I mean, not playing around on some research project which never needs to produce), and that trying to use it for anything but the most niche education markets is going to fail.
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Shedding staff for an impending buyout is an interesting theory, but who'd buy SL?

Perhaps they're coming to terms with the truth that big business will never want to operate in SL (serious work, not playing around), and that trying to use it for anything but the most niche education markets is going to fail.


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This could be very telling.

Is Second Life no longer the wonder child of the net?

I am suspecting that the new breed of end user is not as tolerant or patient as we were in the early days. System failures, refusal to fix things and the out right lies.

Has the mighty started to stumble?
Uh yeah, about 3 years ago when most corporate interests dipped their toes in, were attacked by cock guns and promptly left. It was pretty funny.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:30 PM   #9
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Just another sign of the beginning of the end.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:36 PM   #11
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We've been riding a dead horse for about a year now.
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as the list grows:

Babbage

Blue

Chiyo

Claudia

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George

Mia

Pink

Rodney

Sejong

Teagan

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Old 06-09-2010, 09:46 PM   #14
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as the list grows:

Babbage

Blue

Chiyo

Claudia

Cogsworth

George

Mia

Pink

Rodney

Sejong

Teagan

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...and Maggie isn't on the list.

Sorry to see Blue and Mia there. Those are the only two names I recognize. That at least those two were let go is proof to me LL is in serious trouble.

Where's this list coming from?
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:54 PM   #15
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #16
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Not sure which list to trust. There are some names not on the list I've heard elsewhere, and some names on the list. . . um . . well, basically that.


Blue Linden


Cogsworth Linden


Mae Linden



Mia Linden kissing Dakota


Periapse Linden


Rodney Linden


Socrates Linden


Teagan Linden

Is Lex Linden on the list Lexie Linden?
(if so here is Lexie and Lexxi
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Is Karina Linden actually Katrin Linden?

I had some vague idea that Oskar Linden was gone to, but not on the list.

Oskar Linden

Some question about whether Bub is gone also, but also not on list.

Bub and Jane Linden
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #17
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When Pathfinder left, his name on my Friends list magically morphed into his non-Linden name (Pathfinder something-else). Rodney I think is just gone. Infinity is still there (fingers crossed).

Having the bears by the headstones in Rouge was v emosad!
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:09 AM   #18
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Infinity's headstone was in there, but I do not know where CodeRed got the names. I will note, though, that some got 30 days before they disappear, like Babbage.
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Infinity is still there (fingers crossed).
Infinity has been gone for a couple months now.
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Adding to the pictures a few from my own collection.

Little known fact: this time last year, my Linden photos were being used to make the SL6B Linden Lab build. Sad to use some of those same pix now for a "memorial."

Aimee Linden:


Anna Linden:


Babbage Linden:


Bernard Linden:


Blue Linden:


Brent Linden:


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Cody Linden:


Cogsworth Linden:


Crimp Linden:


Cyn Linden:


DJ Linden:


Gayarthi linden:


George Linden:


Harmony Linden:


Jarv Linden


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JP Linden:


Katie Linden:


Mae Linden:


Mia Linden:


Pastrami Linden:


Periapse Linden:


Pink Linden:


Ray Linden:


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Scott Linden:


Sejong Linden:


Siz Linden:


Socrates Linden:


Storrs Linden:


T Linden:


Teagan Linden:


Tiggs Linden:


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William Linden:


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