Chainsaw M Linden Gets The Chop – Philip Linden Steps In

by Pixeleen Mistral on 25/06/10 at 11:26 am

Linden Lab CEO M Linden is stepping down, after axing 30% of the Lab’s staff in recent weeks and pulling a surprise no-show for his speech at the Second Life 7th Birthday celebration. Philip Linden has been named interim CEO in a move that raised the hopes of residents with short memories, but left those who recall the reign of king Philip un-moved — and brought frowns to the faces of those who realize the Lab’s board of directors have signed off on the Lab’s questionable strategies over the last few years. Philip Linden is the chairman of the Linden Lab board.

M Linden
M Linden land offline permanently?

Funeral arrangements for M Linden’s avatar’s remains are uncertain. The Linden mass grave in Rouge sim would seem to be an obvious choice for a memorial, but when asked for comment sim owner CodeBastard Redgrave was concerned about possible griefing.

Pixeleen Mistral: do you have a headstone for M Linden yet?
CodeBastard Redgrave: lol not yet.. think he deserves one?

Pixeleen Mistral: why not? it will be interesting to see what sort of gifts the residents leave by it
CodeBastard Redgrave: or get my sim griefed lmao
CodeBastard Redgrave: but i’m thinking about it, honestly. he was not such a bad guy, he just had a dirty job to do.


The immediate impact of the return of Philip Linden on the L$ market was neutral, and volumes on the LindenX L$ spacebux currency exchange remain low. After dropping significantly in value against the $USD in the last week, the L$ fictional currency seems unlikely to strengthen in the near term.

201 Responses to “Chainsaw M Linden Gets The Chop – Philip Linden Steps In”

  1. grinch

    Jul 25th, 2011

    yes yes mr redgrave Headstone for M = Griefed real hard, we liked him about as much as harry.

Leave a Reply