March 4th, 2012 by Marianne McCann
More on the second quote in a moment. A lot to write about on it!
“The pioneer era in Second Life is beginning to draw to a close. It has been five years and we are at the beginning of a transition and I think it is an irrevocable transition.” – Linden Lab board member Mitch Kapor, 2008
“Conversations with many old Lindens and Residents have led me to conclude that we have lost something of the old frontier feel…. I have some ideas on how we can bring this back more.” – Linden Lab CEO Rodvik Humble, 2012
It’s hard to pull a short quote from Kapor’s piece. I recommend reading the whole thing, or re-reading it. It gives a good glimpse into where SL was way back when — and in retrospect, a lot of where we may be facing troubles today. I often ponder that “pioneer versus settlers” notion in there.
Still, are we at a reversal, a moving back to pioneer days — or is it “irrevocable,” as Kapor suggests?