Tuesday, 18 November 2008

FEELING OS-TRACISED!!!!? (I know!!!!!)

Recently all over the world there has been the feverish sound of hundreds of people hammering away on their keyboards. The force used in the said task has been comparable to that employed in the damp dark rooms deep inside the Tower Of London during the reign of QE1. On these occasions, subjects of the Queen sought to facilitate the divulgence of information from other subjects. A kind of latter day brain storm!

In this case however, the cause of such keyboard abuse has not been dissimilar. Basically the overwhelming desire of so many people has been to express their delight at the recent Linden Labs Open Space Sim announcement!! And probably, more importantly, a cry out for information that, hopefully, will lead to clarification. Ergo WTF is going on!!!?? Pages and pages of rant, conspiracy, considered opinion, dribbling and the odd (very odd) mispost about the purchase for $L0.20 a share stock in a Chicken Wholesaler, have bulked up the SL Forums. It has been a truly remarkable outpouring.

However, it would seem that the effort has been for naught as aside from adding a spoonful of sugar to a rather expensive and foul tasting tincture (thanks Marypoppins Linden), there has been little re-positioning or indeed information from the Lab. Maybe it’s time to crack the thumbscrews out of the museum. In the absence of anything substantive from the lab, the OS situation and particularly the way in which we the customers can effectively act and or plan remains shrouded in pixelated fog.

“ Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized,
processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.”
William Pollard

On a lighter note I did have a rather large laugh to myself when I saw the following Open Space Sim all crisply wrapped for abandonment with a lovely gift tag message which was, in balance fairly clear!!

Adding extra validity of the saying “a picture paints a thousand words”
Chinese proverb

I wonder how many of those thousand are in the vernacular


  1. I think you meant "recent Open Spaces annoucement," a common confusion with OpenSim, which is actually a very good thing (read about at opensimulator.org for more).

  2. Your the first to "SPOT" my deliberate mistake ROB!!!
    Thanks a lot :)))

    And yes agreed the Opensim's are a great thing..if they can get the support.

  3. You are pathetic! i feel sorry for you :(