"I don’t really consider myself a ‘gamer,’ but I also don’t think that ‘game’ would describe Second Life either, and I’ve found Second Life intriguing for a long time. In addition to having personally explored the virtual world a bit back when it first started (of course I’m diving in more now), my son was a very active Resident as a teenager, and I’ve been consistently impressed by the incredible things the Second Life community creates. I’m proud to be joining the team that enables this level of creativity, and as I said in our press release, I’m committed to supporting our customers to help you become even more successful."
I got a chance to have a one-on-one chat with Ebbe just before he made this announcement, and will be posting highlights from it here very soon. Two sneak preview points for now:
- Ebbe is pronounced "eh-bay" and is a Swedish name -- because, as it happens, Ebbe is from Sweden, came to the US in the 80s, and still has a touch of Swedish accent.
- Last week I was fairly skeptical Ebbe Altberg was the right person to lead Linden Lab right now, but having talked with him, I'm decidedly more confident.
But again, much more soon.
Photo of Ebbe by Peter Gray.
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