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Posted: Nov 1st 2008 12:40PM (Unverified) said

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"a sales, marketing and account management team that may soon exceed the size of the Linden Lab's core development team..."

As has been pointed out by business leaders before, the day the Sales staff take over is the day your products stagnate and you lose your way. It's the beginning of the end for some companies, especially the innovators.

Look at Microsoft under Ballmer (the former Sales guy).

Posted: Nov 1st 2008 4:26PM (Unverified) said

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LL should set up the U.S. Congress with that Immersive Workspaces thingy. Then the politicians could look at LOLcats and play sudoku online when they're supposed to be paying attention, just like I do during my own meetings in SL.

Five sudoku puzzles solved during one session of congress = massive productivity increase!

Posted: Nov 1st 2008 5:38PM (Unverified) said

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Bush staffers clearly not satisified in ruining the country or the world...onto the metaverse and beyond.

Posted: Nov 2nd 2008 3:24AM (Unverified) said

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Linden Lab is a company and companies need to make money, isn't that the point?

Isn't that why M Linden was hired in the first place, to make this world make money using his marketing experience? I am happy to see LL trying new ways to bring in the bucks...

Because then they will not be forced to tax us little guys to death. (Like, I dunno, raising tiers and such ya' know.)

Posted: Nov 3rd 2008 1:39PM (Unverified) said

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I recall making a clear and unambiguous suggestion to Linden Lab that they learn the Beltway Two Step. Looks like they are learning the steps.

Of course doing things to attract a regulatory agency, empowered to both create and prosecute regulations, to potentially come in and create new suffocating regulations on the metaverse industry and then having to pay off all the people needed to change those regulations later is a serious noob sign. Of course the additional expenses will be passed on to the residents in the form of price increases anyway so I guess that doesn't matter.

Posted: Nov 4th 2008 12:16AM (Unverified) said

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I watched the same thing happen to Red Hat. Alienate the community, hire some big shot government-connections guy, and then stop making a product that anyone actually wants to use without being forced to by agency or corporate edict.

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