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Posted: Mar 14th 2008 12:13PM (Unverified) said

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Can we please bring back Cory now?

Posted: Mar 14th 2008 12:18PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, I can imagine how flying all over the place and giving talks and stuff could wear a person out.

Hopefully, now Philip will have more time to do things like pose for magazine covers. And underwear adverts. Did someone say, "Fruit of the Loom brand codpiece"?

Posted: Mar 14th 2008 12:35PM (Unverified) said

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Amen to that, Jacek. LOL!

Posted: Mar 14th 2008 12:59PM (Unverified) said

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After the initial shock, I can't say as the news surprises me. Philip strikes me more as the techno-geek type of guy, not the genetic-entrepreneur Andre Durand type of guy. This should free him up to do more of what he loves best, while still keeping him in a position of authority. It's similar in some respects to Bill Gates stepping back from the CEO role at Microsoft and becoming chairman and "Chief Software Architect." I recommend keeping an eye on things to see who gets picked as his replacement, but otherwise it's business-as-usual.

Posted: Mar 14th 2008 1:58PM (Unverified) said

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I wonder whether this is one of the reasons Cory left?

Posted: Mar 15th 2008 11:37AM (Unverified) said

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I really enjoyed my time in Second Life. But, unfortunately, they need to do much more in the graphics department as well as allowing users to be able to control what they see from their own parcel. What killed this virtual world for me was dropping $200 on some new mainland (sorry not interested in estates, I want to be able to do what I want) only to see it quickly invaded by spammers who split the parcels up into the tiniest size possible and put ad cubes up all over the place. It killed immersion. It would have been nice if I could disable objects from being "viewed" from my own parcel but LL does not provide enough tools to land owners who truly wish to make their own worlds (and this SHOULD include what I see and don't see from my parcel). In the end, there isn't much done to curb ad spammers. I love the concept of a virtual world, but I'll be waiting for a next-gen version to appear.

Posted: Mar 17th 2008 7:11AM (Unverified) said

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Despite my comment, IMHO this is overall a positive development though it depends to some extent, of course, on who they appoint as Philip's replacement.

Posted: Mar 17th 2008 7:22AM Krystalle Voecks said

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Thanks.

Posted: Mar 18th 2008 2:17PM (Unverified) said

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@Erbo been my thought since it happened and I am surprised no commentators I have seen have made the comparison to Bill Gates. I just hope this does not work out as bad as the side-lining of Steve Jobs that almost destroyed the Apple until they appointed a saviour - called Steve Jobs.

@Krystalle what or who are you talking about?

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