M. Linden on Metanomics

M Linden on Metanomics
M. Linden opened the new season of Metanomics the other day. I made it into the audience. Yeah, I tp’d in over an HOUR before the show was to begin – nearly 90 minutes early. There were already 20 people in the audience. I crashed about 40 minutes before the show was to start. Got back in. Everything appeared to be fine – video running, sound running. Then – 20 minutes before the start, I lost the video. ??? I saw a message in the local chat from someone named Engineer that said we needed the latest version of Quicktime. Uh oh. I was not sure I was on the latest version. I went to dowload it and install. It said it would close all my browsers, including SL. So I cancelled. And lost the sound. 😦 After chickening out 3 times, I finally installed the update. I was promptly logged out of SL. Since the sim had reached capacity over 20 minutes earlier, I was certain that when I logged back in I’d find myself at home. But no. There I was, standing next to my chair in the auditorium, with video, sound, proper camera controls. πŸ™‚ So I sat myself back down and listened.

What did M. Linden SAY? My take on it was that there was a little bit of real substance, a LOT of words that didn’t say anything, and a lot of “we Metanomics audiencecare and we are trying”. Or as a friend plurked later when asked for a summary: “M. Linden: have confidence. growth. stability. no IPO. have confidence. engage new people. metrics. have confidence. growth. audience: adult grid. censorship. problems. concerns. economy! Land! the sky is falling! you suck! growth. metrics. confidence? IPO?” *grin* That is basically what I heard too. But if you want a slightly less sardonic summary and one with more detail on what was said – check out Dusan Writer’s entry on the Metanomics site. Dusan compiled all the questions posted to the local chat. M. Linden has been answering them on the Metanomics site, a truly gracious move. This is a very interesting thread and is still being updated.

All in all – worth the time and effort to be there and hear it live.

Published by


There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

4 thoughts on “M. Linden on Metanomics”

  1. Wow the bussines world is your topic! I am not able to talk about because I dont know a lot about the theme… I meet Jeff Linden one week before a great person with an amazing outif I told him he remainds me Daft Punk lol or Matrix, or both lol but is unbelievable the kind of experience that we have in this place… Im so impressed!

  2. How brave and peristent of you! πŸ™‚ I wanna hear more about the “sky is falling you suck” part. That would be an interesting change…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s