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Wednesday, December 12, 2007


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Patchouli Woollahra

That second story was touching. In the end, what LL did in creating Second Life was indeed for the good of its residents.

RightAsRain Rimbaud

er...gulp! "Irreconcilable differences"! Wonder how long it will take for a statement from Linden Labs on this?

Anyway...thanks Cory--my guess is that all of SL is gonna miss you! See you in the metaverse somewhere soon no doubt...all the best from Rezzable team



Best of luck Corey.

If you ever want to build something cool, try and find me.

Take it easy.

Iris Ophelia

Aww those are great stories. It sort of serves as a reminder that it's not "just a job" for many/most(/all?) Lindens. Cory's energy and presence really will be missed.

Cyn Vandeverre

His Flying Spaghetti Monster was an inspiration to me; I saw a picture of it, and came up with an idea for my own nonhuman avatar. It is a giant potted daffodil, and I have a lot of fun with it.


I hope they will come out with a statement, and one that's more than boilerplate. As I said in my own article, I don't really know about any of the issues here, but full disclosure is always most refreshing.


He'll be back...right? Hopefully he realizes that he's created something bigger than just one person and we're all in this together. Or he's got a bigger idea. Which could be great for all of us.


One of the key questions on the future of Linden Labs involves both technology and the user community and how one serves the other.

The word is that Linden technical staff most often can work on what interests them most. Under the best of circumstances, their predilections coincide with the priorities of large groups of residents. But they don't have to.

If accurate, then if Linden Labs is to grow and thrive the culture must change to be even more user-centric. While open sourcing is one great way to get more resources working to improve and enhance the technology, those resources are even more inclined to work on what interests them most.

Don't get me wrong - I think Second Life is a very good service and that Cory is clearly an amazingly bright and talented individual. I just wonder if part of the divergence with Philip Rosedale is over evolving culture and business priorities.

Devi Jankowicz

Well, in all of this one's looking for goodies and baddies; hoping that the one who is committed to improving the platform, rather than ignoring all the bugs that are turning SL into a rip-off, is the one who is staying.
I must say, though, that the following quote from your feature does make out Cory as some sort of prat (UK English 'prat' = US English 'jerk'):
'Cory Ondrejka was perhaps the most puckish: on a lark, for instance, he once turned his avatar into a Betty Boop-worthy cartoon sun with a grinning face, then humming loudly while his development staff team roared with laughter behind him, floated above a clueless new user, following just behind like her pet sunbeam.'
'On a lark', indeed! Hmmm. No-one, but NO-ONE, worthy of respect makes fun of newbies. The development staff team shoiuld be utterly ashamed of their sycophancy if this tale is true.
(Indeed, lowering the learning curve on SL is surely a major priority).

His Noodliness

I find there not enough noodles in the rendering of His Noodliness, the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster, to do him justice. One can not even see through the divinely thick mesh of holy pasta

His Noodliness

*One should not even be able to see through His Noodliness's Bleesed Appendages.
Thank you, and may His Noodliness bless.

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