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Tuesday, August 06, 2013


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Oh, of all the Charlie Browns in the world, we educators are the Charlie Browniest.

Kim Anubis

The reinstated discount isn't something that one can purchase on a month-to-month basis -- it comes with a longer-term contract to assure the football remains in place.

It is interesting to me that LL hasn't felt the need to stress this in flaming letters twenty feet high, and that the number of recommendations is 60 percent despite this and lots of misinformation I have seen repeated of late.

For example, I keep seeing posts about how bringing a class to SL will expose students to all sorts of things from which they could be sheltered in a different walled garden. But last I checked, LL could be asked to lock student avatars to a region and disable their ability to roam the grid or interact with or accept inventory from unauthorized avatars. Despite many comments I have seen here and there, it is also possible to, if you plan correctly, do a build in SL in such a way that it can be fairly readily reconstructed in OpenSim if an institution decides to move on. It isn't as easy as kicking out an OAR, but I have done it -- it doesn't have to be the insurmountable obstacle of rumor.

If I were a LL mouthpiece I would have made a post about this stuff and more like it when the survey went up instead of after the results were announced. But it does seem typical of the Rodvik era to move cautiously, test the waters, and say little. Nice to see LL focusing on walking the walk instead of talking the talk. I guess we'll see how that works out for them over time.

Archangel Mortenwold

You know, it looks like LL is slowly but surely realizing its missteps of the last five years and is (belatedly) taking some steps to reverse its prior bad decisions. I wonder if we'll see the return of the teen grid at some point?

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