2019: sixteen years for Second Life and twenty for Linden Lab

16 years! Sixteen fukn years!!! 13 of those with Orca in it. That won’t make me the oldest avie around but I’m admittedly quite the granny here. So younglings, show some respect!

Or don’t. Meh. ¯\(ツ)/¯

 

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Courtesy of Linden Lab

We’re all familiar with the Second Life Birthday (or more correctly, anniversary, given Second Life is technically older than the celebrated date), marking the month and date on which the platform opened its doors to the public – June 23rd, 2003.

In 2018, we celebrated the platform’s 15th anniversary – a remarkable milestone given the speed at which software and hardware and platforms themselves can rise to prominence before fading away, replaced by the Next Big Thing.

However, as Linden Lab noted in a March 14th blog post, this year’s anniversary marks another special year:

Sixteen years ago, on June 23rd, 2003, Second Life launched to the public. Though it feels like just yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time, this year we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go retro and embrace the “Sweet Sixteen” theme for our big party. Sock hops…

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