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June 24, 2010

M Linden steps down

Filed under: Second Life Shit! — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Hugsie @ 1:29 pm

All day I kept reading tweets from SecondLie that M Linden (Mark Kingdon) was fired/laid off, or has quit his CEO position at Linden Labs.  After finnally seeing a blog post from Phillip Linden announcing that M Linden has left LL, and Phillip has been named “interim” CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has been promoted to COO (meaningless alphabet soup). Also see PR Newswire about it.

It’s lovely to see all the ass kissing, thank-yous, and praises towards M Linden for his “contributions” which were what exactly? He barely had this CEO role for six months, so what contributions could have have possibly done? As far as I can tell nothing. I don’t blame him directly for technical problems with LL (Mono script load bugs, excessive lag, shitty Viewer 2, broken search engine, did i mention lag?. That’s all networking/programming problems and as far as i know Mark isn’t a programmer… is he?

However, I can blame him for the layoffs two weeks ago that caused the value of L$ to drop to shit, and it’s only recovered marginally, but I’ve already lost money from this fiasco. And now he leaves his position; why?  Is he ashamed for what little to nothing he’s done?  Were the policies he tried to put in place were a failure, because he ignored what actually makes Second Life work (adult content and activities).  Now that he’s gone and Phillip is back in the commanders chair, will he reverse the bullshit M Linden put forward, or will he continue to do what M was trying to do?

Do CEOs really do ANYTHING in the best interest their customers (residents) really want, no they do things in the best interest of the company they work for (remember CEOs are HIRED by the company like any other employee, it’s not like CEOs own the company) and spin-doctor it to make it sound like the customers are getting “more choice/value/content/fun” when in reality residents are being censored and segregated.

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6 Comments »

  1. The person at the top should always be held responsible.

    Comment by Mimika Oh — June 24, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    • Yeah but when they quit so abruptly, who’s responsible now? Hell Sarah Pallin lasted longer than M Linden.

      Comment by hugsalot — June 25, 2010 @ 11:31 am

  2. Smilla is smilin’ … let’s look ahead. (and bravo hugsalot)

    Comment by osmilla — June 25, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    • Yes but the majority of the problems SL has, existed before Mark became CEO. The only thing you can blame him on is the layoffs he did a few weeks ago. Really that’s all M Linden’s legacy was, is that 30% layoff of Linden employees, and then he quits his job. I don’t even blame Viewer 2 on him since that was in the works for ages long before he became CEO. CEO pilot a company for short term, and “damn the torpedos (customers & employees)” while they keep the company afloat.

      Comment by hugsalot — June 25, 2010 @ 11:30 am

  3. A world of questions… What did Kingdon contribute to SL? What did Obama do to deserve the Nobel? What the hell was the USA doing in the World Cup? The list goes on and on……

    Comment by Alex — June 27, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    • yes all very valid points. Which leads me to believe that everything is meaningless. Everything is fake, and there is no point to this world.

      Comment by hugsalot — June 27, 2010 @ 12:56 pm


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