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. 🙂 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 care 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.
4 thoughts on “M. Linden on Metanomics”
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!
How brave and peristent of you! 🙂 I wanna hear more about the “sky is falling you suck” part. That would be an interesting change…