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.
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yeah, I wish. I can’t believe I’m coming off as more cynical than Crap. Someone slap me…
It’s hard not to be cynical. The more pieces that fall into place, the worse it gets.
The Willy Wonka quote in his first life tab is a powerful one, but it could be a clue as to his mindset with Second Life.
At that point in the movie, Willy is slowly reaching for the Everlasting Gobstopper that Charlie put back on his desk.
He realizes he can drop the malicious and arrogant side of his act, and that he’s found the innocent and honest child that he can finally hand the reins of the company to.
Shortly after, Willy says: “I can’t go on forever, and I don’t really want to try. So who can I trust to run the factory when I leave and take care of the Oompa Loompas for me? Not a grown up. A grown up would want to do everything his own way, not mine. So that’s why I decided a long time ago that I had to find a child. A very honest, loving child, to whom I could tell all my most precious candy making secrets.”
The thing is, who was that child?
Or maybe it’s just a nice quote used by founders/CEO’s who want to appear compassionate. 😉
WOW, another layer to the Willy Wonka thing. WOW. I wonder if he really found a child… I still want to think Rod Humble could be that person. I really do.
Just so you don’t have to lookup “WW” , let me say my first thought was William Wordsworth, but then I thought… huh? I did a search and it’s Willie Wonka.