If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…but if it DOES break…

So now we have yet another hardware failure in SL. While I do appreciate that the Lindens try to fix things as quickly as possible, these breakages are becoming far too frequent. It is surely a sign that the hardware used to support and operate Secondlife has, in many cases, reached the end of its serviceable life and there simply is no budget for staged and planned replacements.

To me, this looks like Secondlife’s owners are wringing the last cent out of their product, rather than making it the showpiece it ought to be. If Linden Research, parent company of Linden Lab, really was setting SL up for a sale on to a new owner this sort of thing would not be happening and that is a concern.

What SL is showing to the world is not simply incompetence, it is rank bad management of assets, something that has plagued many technology companies in the last decade or so. I may be considered a pessimist but there is nothing in Linden Lab’s actions that give me any real hope that the future is not at the least cloudy.

~ by Ayesha Askham-Ezvalt on May 8, 2012.

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