I’m still a little under the weather, so that makes me tired, and tired makes me less able to handle set-backs in a positive frame of mind. I’m concerned with all the RL events – the economy, the elections, personal issues. SL was a source of joy and escape for me. A chance to have fun, to be free, to explore myself, to experience new things. I really didn’t need another source of stress and confusion and upset and anger. This is not about “me”, but I feel the tidal wave of emotions that is flooding the SL community. My SL friends know what I’m talking about. For my RL friends, Linden Labs changed their pricing policy on Monday. I’m not savvy enough to understand all the ramifications, but I do understand the anger and passion and frustration raging across the SL community. Below are some links that I found informative. Mostly I’ve been reading the posts within the SecondLife blog/forums. You need to have an SL account to access them, so I won’t bother with links.
The announcement itself
Bailey Longcloth: Sigh
Prad Prithivi: The Death of a Dream
Crap Mariner: has interesting comments as well as links to other articulate posts.
NPIRL: Should we move to OpenLife?