A couple days ago NWN reported about a postponement for Sansar. It slowly becomes clear why it went so quiet around project Sansar lately. We, the SL users, the money cows, the targeted customer group, we don’t want it … and the lab is trailing behind in the development of VR technology. Philip’s HiFi and various other projects are far ahead in development.
Y’all know Orca ain’t a smart-aleck and I really hate to have to say “I told you so” but *cough cough* I told you so. Told you this would happen sooner rather than later. The whole VR thing was a storm in the water jug, nothing but a shortlived hype, and its technology is far beyond LL’s capabilities. So these delays, what are they really? Just some tec trubbels for the incompetent labbers or the first sign of defeat for Ebbe’s wet tech dream?
Is this smart-aleck happy about this defeat? Strangely no, I ain’t. Ebbe and me have completely different philosophies about SL and look at it with totally different glasses (for example I don’t have to strap mine on) but he’s of course chasing all the latest hypes in order to keep Linden Lab relevant as an industry leader. While I just wanna log on sometimes and potter around the grid for fun. In order to be able to continue with my habit I need a healthy and sound host company. I need a happy Ebbe as much as Ebbe needs my money to pay for his pipe dream! And as long as he postpones Sansar and pushes it into an uncertain future the longer I can enjoy my Second Life as I know it.