Editorial: When Holding Back Seems Like the Best Option

My original plan was so simple: retire early from my librarian job at the university, devote my resulting free time to learning how to use the Marvelous Designer software proficiently, and embark on a fabulous second career as an avatar fashion designer in Sansar, emulating so many successful brands that I had seen in my … Continue reading Editorial: When Holding Back Seems Like the Best Option

Another Bombshell Announcement: High Fidelity Lays Off a Quarter of Their Staff

High Fidelity, which recently announced that they were shutting down almost all of their public spaces and discontinuing General Assembly meetings, laid down yet another bombshell announcement today. In an official blogpost titled Toward a Digital World, High Fidelity CEO Philip Rosedale said: We’ve been working as a company for six years now, writing open-source … Continue reading Another Bombshell Announcement: High Fidelity Lays Off a Quarter of Their Staff

UPDATED! The Top 20 Controversies and Scandals in the 15-Year History of Second Life

Note: to see my companion list of the top 20 success stories in the 15-year history of Second Life, please click here. This list of historical Second Life controversies is purely subjective, and based on user feedback to questions I asked on the official SL user forums, SLUniverse.com, and on this blog. The items on … Continue reading UPDATED! The Top 20 Controversies and Scandals in the 15-Year History of Second Life