I keep telling people who listen that, for me, Second Life is a playground for the imagination. I mean this in the purest sense and to the extent I can, I live that idea.
Today I was testing my speedboat using Phoenix before making my final viewer switch to Firestorm. I was racing across the Blake Sea when I suddenly crashed.
I usually just accept this as, something went wrong with something. But today I looked at the preferences for the sim in question, Yachdar, and noticed “Object Entry” is turned off. I took a look to see if it was a Linden sim and it was, and I just took a minute to look at the group that owned it. Philip Linden was in the group.
I looked at his profile and his pic remained unchanged, but it was his 1st Life tab that got my attention. The text said…
“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination.
Living there you’ll be free, if you truly wish to be.
So Shines a good deed in a weary world.” –WW
I can’t help thinking that there was a time when Second Life meant a great deal more to Philip Rosedale than many of us realize, and certainly more than it does today. And to quote Mr. Crap with regard to yesterdays Jira flap, “It is what it is.”
I just have so many mixed emotions about this whole thing.