Thursday, December 13, 2007

The start of the newer religion...

Everyone is gossiping the hell about Cory Ondrejka no longer keeping the CTO position (the question "has he left or was he fired" is quite irrelevant - first, it's strictly personal matter, second, I do not think the end result differs a whole lot).

For a change, I'm gonna crosslink the Prok. The post on the subject is pretty much without venom (thank you!) and reading the comparison
of differences of Philip and Cory, and a mention of Tao close to each other, I can not help but wonder - are we left with Yin or Yang now ? :-)

And in the end even that does not matter - you can have a position of something only relative to something else; and once there's no "something else" - the question becomes moot.

My guessing is that as Philip mentioned that the "rocket is already lit", and they were planning to focus on stability (so no new fancy features) - this means a lot of boring stuff. Trying to fly the first airplane is by far cooler than getting the airline passengers hot meal and target timelines of luggage unload.

And it's the hot meals that LL might want to take care about now - the exotic dishes look interesting, but don't get the hunger away.

So - it's not the end of the world. It's just LL entering a new stage of being a "more mature company", in my opinion.

What does it mean for the residents ? I think the changes will be for the better. If LL themselves internally does not get into panic mode, that is (meaning, that there are still those left who actually do the day-to-day stuff).

There will be some shakeups and maybe some more of "disruptive" folks would decide to pursue other opportunities.

Which hopefully should allow for a more consistent behaviour on the LL side.

So - I hope to welcome you all to the beginning of the mainstream new 'more boring' SL. The one that flies on time and gets the hot meals. No adventures whatsoever.


dandellion Kimban said...

I can make myself a meal. I need a bit of safe flight and not to lose my luggage every three days. I'll miss some adventure, though.

Looker Lumet said...

As I wrote on my blog, I think 2008 will be a very important year to come. Some decisions will be made, and that will bring us to the future of SL. Whether that will be good or bad is only to be seen in the next months.

Dalien said...

dandellion: as someone who spent 7-8% of the past months' time in the air (yes, quite literally about 60 hours of flight time), I think I vote for no adventures at all :-)

Looker: indeed. not only the future of SL, but many other things, I think.

Good ol' chinese curse "Let him live in interesting times". We're all cursed :-)

dandellion Kimban said...

As somebody that had a part of the life in "interesting times" I can witness that is a nasty curse. But not only because of interesting times. Boring times that comes after are even worse. No matter of happenings around, one gets hooked on adrenaline and intensity of life. That makes "boring" times so hard to survive.