T Linden Visits His Own Grave In Second Life!!!

by Pixeleen Mistral on 12/06/10 at 2:47 am

T Linden – also known as Tom Hale in real life – apparently departed Linden Lab this afternoon, after taking a few minutes to visit his avatar’s virtual grave site in Rouge sim and chat with Second Life players.

T Linden at Linden Memorial in Rouge

I was paying my respects at Blue Linden’s grave site, when I was surprised to see T Linden talking to Rouge sim owner CodeBastard Redgrave. CodeBastard Redgrave escorted T Linden to his final resting place in SL while complimenting the Linden Lab Chief Product Officer responsible for driving the product strategy and business for Second Life since September of 2008.

[15:38] CodeBastard Redgrave: and yes, i know there’s good hopes for the future, despite the layoffs.. im hopeful after talking to a big amount of the remaining lindens.. they totally reassured me about the future of SL™
[15:39] CodeBastard Redgrave: again, the least i could do to thank you
[15:39] T Linden: yes SL will be fine
[15:39] T Linden: where is my tombstone
[15:39] T Linden: ?
[15:39] CodeBastard Redgrave: there, let me put a flower on your stone
[15:39] CodeBastard Redgrave: let me show you

However, I lost sight of T Linden as I did my best to deal with the incredible lag at the graveyard. Luckily for me, KittyCat Diesel could point me in the right direction.

[15:44] Pixeleen Mistral: where did he go?
[15:44] KittyCat Diesel: to the back by his stone

T Linden grave sitting
T Linden grave sitting

CodeBastard, T, and I chatted and talk turned toward next steps:

[15:52] Pixeleen Mistral: so T, what are you working on now?
[15:52] T Linden: Not sure yet
[15:52] T Linden: raising my family I guess
[15:53] T Linden: I’ve been trying to get jobs for folks who lost their jobs
[15:53] Pixeleen Mistral: yeah – that kind of a cut has got to be tough
[15:53] T Linden: yep

T Linden grave site

T Linden took a moment to remind us all that this is not the end of the Metaverse, before his final logout

[15:56] T Linden: SL as a business is strong
[15:56] T Linden: SL as a community is vibrant
[15:56] T Linden: SL as a platform is being renewed
[15:56] T Linden: LInden as a company, did what all companies did
[15:56] T Linden: and this was more about the future – and a bigger opportnity
[15:56] Nexii Malthus: As T Linden said once before "Community happens, where it wants to happen.", one of my favourite quotes


T Linden Press Release -  Sept 29, 2008
T Linden Press Release – Sept 29, 2008

18 Responses to “T Linden Visits His Own Grave In Second Life!!!”

  1. Dirk Talamasca

    Jun 12th, 2010

    Okay, that is like… corny.

  2. Pepper

    Jun 12th, 2010

    Why does this whole thing remind me of John Corigliano’s opera The Ghosts of Versailles?

  3. Orion

    Jun 12th, 2010

    Kind of a funny place for a grave yard… In a sim that sells sex animations?

  4. Gaara Sandalwood

    Jun 12th, 2010

    Didn’t even know there was a graveyard for that? Huh…..

  5. IntLibber Brautigan

    Jun 12th, 2010

    Obviously it is to help promote the so-far underserved necrophilia fetish market…

  6. slz

    Jun 12th, 2010


    (had to be said :P )

  7. Tux

    Jun 12th, 2010

    “T Linden: LInden as a company, did what all companies did”

    Just before they sell to someone like AOL or M$. The the game model will completely change.

    LMFAO @ slz

  8. Gundel Gaukelei

    Jun 12th, 2010

    To realize being part of the gathering made me ask myself what being infotained by the loss of ones livelihood says about me.

  9. Jessica

    Jun 12th, 2010

    Isn’t T Linden the bright & brilliant mastermind behind the flop known as Viewer 2?

  10. brinda allen

    Jun 12th, 2010

    /me wonders if the frog ever understood that we are a culture…
    An immersion…not just a way to augement a “real” life.

    Sometimes the amount of experience or the number of credentials isn’t relative to understanding the job at hand.

  11. marilyn murphy

    Jun 12th, 2010

    i read this article because it had 3 exclamation points in the title.

  12. Bunny Brickworks

    Jun 12th, 2010

    How pathetic can it get?

  13. [...] the claims credible? When I ran into T Linden during a tombstone inspection before his avatar  departed Second Life forever, we put grave matters aside for a moment to discuss the Atlas land [...]

  14. Jayd3n

    Jun 13th, 2010

    I think Linden Lab Should put the price to purchase a Region at $500, for everyone Period, and then $195 a month tier instead of $295, it Is Linden Lab Last Hope Really at keeping customers.

    They Already screwed over GrandFather sims Under The Table without notifying any of us by email that we cannot transfer our regions without Reverting Price, and now they Said to the public that tier may still go up…

    Linden Lab has screwed up, and They Fired half their employee to save Thousands of USD a month, Only 360 Lindens working now not 560… It is sad.

    If Linden Lab wants to save Second Life, They Better do something correct for once, and Get Rid of Skills Hak from Second Life, He owns 4 Regions or so, but Systems Like he has released which supposely help against Copybutters is just helping Support people buying Less, and Less Content from creators, Without purchase of L$ = Linden Lab Loss.

  15. At0m0 Beerbaum

    Jun 13th, 2010

    @ Jayd3n

    why are you capitalizing every other phrase as if it were a proper noun?

  16. Kilroi

    Jun 13th, 2010

    Tom Hale was the worst waste of money and time Linden Lab ever spent. Viewer 2 is a total fail. Tom Hale needs to go back to running a product he knows something about. Nothing was more deserved than him getting released. I am using his real name in case someone Googles his name they will find my comment. Do not hire this A$$hole, he talks to people like they are non existant. Tom word to the wise, do not talk to people, you are not good at it at all. Goodbye and get the F–K out. It was a piece of feces knowing you. Opens door>>>>this way

  17. Father Jones

    Jun 15th, 2010

    Linden Lab is going down with its illegal gambling supportive million dollar game. T Linden should be happy he is out before the big meltdown takes place and the FBI investigates the case, this time for real.

  18. shockwave

    Jun 15th, 2010

    Sorry, but no tears here. T is a nice guy. But he’s a know-nothing nice guy. Having him look around and go “Ooh! Ooh! I bet we could make this 3d thing look like Facebook, and make it run in a browser like Facebook! Then we could be all cutting edge like Facebook is!” was the second worst thing that has happened to the grid. The worst was hiring a marketer who doesn’t know how to market (or run) his own product and making him CEO. This may wake M up to who pays the bills and WHY we pay the bills. But after so many dashed hopes, I rather doubt it…

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