I got an IM from a friend in Second Life today wishing me a happy Rez day. Yeah, this closes my 7th year in SL, even though I haven’t really been inworld much in the past year.
I was thinking about writing some thoughtful comments about how my virtual life evolved, but I’ve done that many times in many ways, and I don’t think I have anything new to add.
Yordie Sands next year is very unclear as this Rez day begins to wind down. I’m feeling very positive about SL’s future under the new CEO, Ebbe Altberg. But then, I had good feelings about Rod Humble’s beginnings. Annie Brightstar invited me to an impromptu meeting with Ebbe but I couldn’t get myself into the right mindset to race over there; I regret it already.
If the new CEO is successful, I hope to see a new Linden Lab and Second Life, one that is driven by customer concerns versus developer’s desires. I have a few ideas of projects I’d like to try in SL but it will all depend on how things evolve in 2014.
Regardless, best of wishes to all the Linden employees! I hope everyone finds a way to achieve their goals while making Second Life a more customer focused product. And I’ll pop in from time to time to see how things are going.
Vaneesa Blaylock caught me on one of my quick visits to SL a few days ago. We shot some photos, so this will be my official Seventh Rez Day Photo. *giggles*