Thursday, June 10, 2010

Do you remember?

When I first joined Second Life, I was impressed. Not by the stability of the platform, but by the humour that Linden Labs displayed - when the grid was down, there was an image on the website of the "monkeys banging on the grid." Being able to laugh certainly increased my patience and tolerance, and helped me forgive those frequent outages (every Wednesday morning, as I recall.)

Not long afterwards, there was this story: 'Second Life' Sends Blogger Un-Cease-And-Desist Letter - the actual letter is published on The Trademark Blog - I thought, "wow, this is a pretty neat way to handle things." A line from that letter reads "Linden Lab is well-known for having strict hiring standards, including a requirement for having a sense of humor, from which our lawyers receive no exception. "

Where has that sense of humour gone lately? Has anyone witnessed it recently? Does anyone else remember these things?

Just me, being pensive .... no answers, not even real or relevant questions ....

More question the next morning - what does this massive layoff situation do for the morale of the remaining staff?

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