Philip Linden Covers For Speechless M Linden

by Alphaville Herald on 24/06/10 at 10:44 am

Why M Linden missed his chance to talk at SLB7

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Will Philip give the same speech again today?

Players braving the lag at the Second Life 7th Birthday celebration yesterday were treated to a second speech by Philip Linden after M Linden was unable to attend his own speech due to an emergency. Speculation about the nature of the emergency continues, but after exhaustive research on YouTube, the Herald was able to uncover the real reason for the CEO no show for the scheduled imperial address.

Fear of viewer 2.0 and the wrath of the remaining players seems to have played a role in M’s decision, but after some high level negotiations and an exchange of WoW assets Philip was convinced to substitute on short notice – all captured in the machinima below.

21 Responses to “Philip Linden Covers For Speechless M Linden”

  1. Pappy Enoch

    Jun 24th, 2010

    I told ol’ King Mark that I’d cover for him, but all he done offered me were a bottle o’ MD 20/20. I telled him I wood not do no speechifying for less’n a case o’ Jack or Jim Beam.

    Not wearin’ pants while speechifyin’ wood have cost him an extry case. I gots my pride you know.

  2. hobo kelly

    Jun 24th, 2010

    Wellsum, at first after watchin’ that thar video I thought ole King Mark wer doin’ the widestance gloryhole reacharound butum I guess it were all talk an no action. My mistake. I sur am feelin bad about missin’ his big speech. I reckon I was at the other end o’ the park then. Or sumpthin’

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  4. Pappy Enoch

    Jun 24th, 2010

    I are rite glad to see that rascal King Philip, even if’n he ruins our chances wif the gals.

    Face them facts: they all luvs King Philip. It are that psycho-delical cod piece that he wears. Boy must have him sum’fin special to need that there thing.

    PS: we calls Phil’s style o’ hair “The Kentucky Waterfall” back in Enoch Holler. Gals luvs that too. My rotten sister Jezz wants to git in a famberly way every time she sees Phil, just so she kin wear one of them paternity suits you gits at the courthouse.

    PPS: Them Brits calls Phil’s style o’ sideburns “Bugger’s Grips” but I don’t buy that one lil’ ol’ bit. Frum all reports by the gals, ol Phil sho nuff am a Luv Mersheen! Hell, he done named his kumpany that so it GOTS to be true.

  5. Emperor Norton hears a who?

    Jun 24th, 2010

    Pappy Enouch @ “Not wearin’ pants while speechifyin’ wood have cost him an extry case. I gots my pride you know.”

    I though the audience was the one without their close on when you made a speech?

  6. Goober Pyle

    Jun 24th, 2010

    Shazaam! wish I had me a set of them sideburns!

  7. Pappy Enoch

    Jun 24th, 2010

    @Emperor Norton, if’n they was pretty gals, dang straight.

    hoo whee. Ol’ King Philip am back in the throne. Hot dawg. That boy got fashion and hair sense that won’t quit. He done inspired my own look in the fake world.

  8. Rinaldo Debevec

    Jun 24th, 2010

    Holy Cow! M Linden really is going, and Philip re-taking the throne!

  9. Ted

    Jun 24th, 2010

    Bam… Mark gone too.

    I’ll take the CEO job as long as the company will stand behind repaying everyone that has been ripped off in Second Life. Starting with me.

    That includes those that scammed the land market with barons taking back and reselling already purchased virtual space (land). People whom were ripped off by the likes of wannabe bankers like Intlibber and the so many others. They agree to repay everyone the millions in fraudulent transactions, I’ll show them what the company could look like in the eyes of the residents and those that love the platform.


  10. Ted

    Jun 24th, 2010

    “As we wrote in the past, Linden Lab isn’t completely dead. The company was reportedly valued between $658 million and 700 million a year ago. If Linden can turnaround Second Life and push the social agenda, the virtual world could rise again.”

    Yeah it is dead. Make no mistake about it. And no it won’t rise again because the rise we saw in 2005 and 2006 was due to huge fraudulent activity allowed by Linden Lab. You cannot allow the fraudsters to take peoples money and continue to profit by protecting the company with ever changing Terms of Service that allows for fraudulent activities. It won’t work. Throw out those that brought real content to Second Life with continuous changes on a whim will ruin a company. It went from our world and our imagination, our believe that we truly owned what we had created, to Lindens’ world and Linden’s imagination. The harboring of others content rights for the benefit of Linden.

    How about paying back all of those that paid for the openspace simulators, then forced into full simulators or to leave due to Linden’s profound wisdom of changing their minds? Not even to start with the whole fact that Linden blamed the end users for over using the “fixed usage” of those simulators as dictated by Linden. Mess up, and then harass and blame the community isn’t a good business model.

    Just this one out of many major screw ups angered far too many in SL for any real SL recovery and interest. Let alone the rest of it. It’s all about trust. And when it comes to virtual worlds, you cannot trust Linden to do anything other than change their mind and screw the masses on a regular basis. The track record is proven over a course of years. Time and time again, over and over. From the beginning, to the recent terms changes on open source development contributions, Linden continues to flood themselves with poor ideas, poor management, and poor excuses to even exist.

    Want 2006 back? Sell the company and let someone else give it a try. It’s the Lab’s only hope long term. They sure won’t be impressing anyone that spent a few years or better within the service.

  11. IntLibber Brautigan

    Jun 24th, 2010

    Ted, once again speaking of that which you know not.
    I was not a banker, BNT was an estate, and ACE was a stock exchange. We did take over a bank (M2B) which had financed our early growth when its owner got too busy in RL, but we quickly converted it to a stock company on the exchange and everyone was able to liquidate their holdings equitably. We were the largest depositor in M2B prior to the takeover and lost a few million L$ in the deal by putting the other depositors needs first.
    This is why ACE, our stock exchange, was a zero interest 100% reserve operation from the start, it never operated as a bank.
    The only losses our customers incurred was when Linden Lab stole our cash and sims.

    So, last warning: keep up with the defamation and lies and you’ll wind up regretting it.

  12. Sinead McMillan

    Jun 24th, 2010

    better so. locking forward.

  13. Sinead McMillan

    Jun 24th, 2010

    lol, locked, then?

  14. Sophia

    Jun 24th, 2010

    WoW! I can’t believe. More drama than I can take. There is a GOD! I wonder what’s next? hmmm where’s my latex? Inventory search begins…

  15. Miss J

    Jun 24th, 2010

    Philip is merely putting a bandaid onto the problems at hand.

  16. California Condor

    Jun 24th, 2010

    For those who have been asking, NO, I am not the “Ted” who has been posting in reply to this article.

  17. Little Lost Linden

    Jun 25th, 2010

    This is an amazing turn of events. It is going to be a good year afterall.

  18. Robert Graf

    Jun 25th, 2010

    The Messiah returns to save us all… Happy Happy Joy Joy! LOL!! same problems, same policies, same situation with tier fee manipulation(33.3% min. business advantage must be nice) in favor of oldies and large estates. Absolutely nothing has changed and never will. It’s still the same team running the same tired playbook. The personality cult that has been built up around Phil and the Lindens is really twisted. Very North Koreanish… LOL!!! ;) _~~~

  19. At0m0 Beerbaum

    Jun 25th, 2010

    I think a 30% layoff of a workforce, talking about steering the company away from what it was founded on and making it into a typical corporate wet dream probably pissed some unnamed benefactor off enough to want philip back in and mark out.

    Mark Kingdon had no fucking clue what he was doing, he only knew marketing, thus his great plan for the long term was to shut down the grid, and make little isometric worlds much like metaplace makes for sites like facebook.

    Yeah I think by now, someone learned that basing a company’s long term survival on fads is a really bad idea, especially after the dotcom bubble burst.

    Either way, the damage has been done, and the fact the wrong lindens got fired, while keeping the absolutely corrupt ones that do nothing but think of ways to fuck over the customers while upper management flails their arms around not realizing what they have or how to make use of it (spoilers: market it like WoW markets their shit, appeal to the lowest common denominator and enjoy the profits you’ll reap from those people, the truly addicted.)

    The biggest flaw kingdon had was trying to find ways to make big bucks off of SL rather than a stable revenue stream and finding ways to keep that stable.

    Instead the company has been trying its hardest to scare off its current customer base, sabotage customer established products and markets, and generally push them away long enough to showcase their ancient technology without the evil, sick, depraved userbase getting in the way.

    They wanted to portray SL like the sims online, only with shittier graphics.

    But given the fact that the company was making idiotic decisions prior means that Philip is just a placeholder until they find another corporate drone to put back there, or rather, keep someone who may actually know how to use his position out of that position so the likes of cyn linden can really run the show, all without taking any of the responsibility of being a real leader.

    The platform is still fucked, unless they decide to revamp the whole thing. Such as: A) updating the server side of things with an entirely brand new engine among other things, bringing it up to 2010 standards, rather than 1999 standards.
    B) Truly overhauling the client-side, rather than making the client side of things harder to use, and render like shit on the newest of systems, overhaul, such as redoing the graphics to something that doesnt look like it was rendered on a sega dreamcast, with similar framerates (early dreamcast games with heavy graphics tended to suffer from lower framerates)
    C) revamp the idea of what a sim is, do what blue mars does, a whole sim is as big as 256 SL sims in blue mars, for example. No more of this quilted island styled world, but one that is truly vast, where one sim can literally span for miles before running into another one, and by the time you get near the edge, the server client communications have already anticipated your crossing (if you do)
    D) give people more prims, allow them to fuse prims into a whole object like a sculpt, giving them more control over their creations.
    E) use standard modelling formats. Blue Mars does this fine.
    F) use a real scripting language, LSL is a hack at best. use LUA. Again, blue mars is doing this.

    But at this point, this advice would be better taken about a year and a half ago, only when fringe groups were pissed off at the company. Now they’ve pissed off most of the grid, and the big purple and yellow squares on the grid speak louder than words.

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