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Ignatius Onomatopoeia

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  1. Bucky is correct. Doggie is barking up the wrong tree. With the ability to export entire builds and port them into any OS grid, it's a no-brainer why we educators are going to migrate. And increasingly, we have the knowledge base on our campuses to host our own grids. Just as we do Apache servers. It's called back to the future. Right now, it's 1993. I'm sure AOL users thought they were cutting edge, too. @Rockerduck, there ain't no paradise. That's an ancient myth in a bunch of holy books or a modern one in Conde Nast Traveler. But there is a captive audience (students) who like to use si
  2. Yanni wrote: "1) an educational institution as stated above that is implementing a tuition increase cannot sustain the effect of an increase to their sims as that would probably be less than .01 percent of the money from that increase. 2) I dont understand why in this economic climate, the employees, professors, etc. of that institution feel they are automatically due a raise every year. " I'm not sure where you get these data...source please? At my school, even in good times, those with badly subpar annual evals for teaching and research--and we are a teaching-intensive school where
  3. Bluesky, Lorraine, I just found out the answer to this Q: "I haven't told anyone there about this yet but I know what their answer will be. I've been quizzed about the costs of SL already this year and told that with all the cut backs there is no extra money to spend on SL." Our island will close in January for this exact reason. Well, there goes LL's $150 per month from us. Upshot: I've got a whole region on a Reaction Grid-hosted private grid that I'll use for less than $20 per month. I'll pay out of pocket and rebuild our simulation there for future classes. And I can back up all m
  4. Vick asked, very reasonably, "I always wondered, if I promise not to make a profit, could I apply for LL funding to buy me a sim?" No, Vick. You now have it all backwards! But if you become a land-baron, you will still get a nice discount: http://regentestatessl.com/wordpress/?p=61 Tateru Nino reveals what is likely to happen: http://dwellonit.taterunino.net/2010/10/06/bikini-season/ Plan B time, folks who are NOT educators or non-profits. What will YOU do if LL sells out to someone who wants to gut the product and could care less for your little pixelized life? Many of us in the non-pr
  5. @Treasure, I'd bet a bunch of Lindens are meeting regularly to come up with a sanctioned reply to this firestorm. Nelson only posted the company line. Now we await the palliatives.
  6. Marielle asked, "Phil Linden repeatedly stated he's "interim" CEO. Now i was looking at LL's job offerings at http://lindenlab.hrmdirect.com/employment/openings.php?sort=da& . Is Phil planning to stay devoted to us :-) ? ...and if not, did LL miss to post the CEO position or has it already been decided behind the scenes ?" No. He's a businessman. His devotion is to the bottom line and perhaps the company he made. That's not evil; it's just the way the system works. Rosedale buttered educators up at SLCC and let this increase move forward. I have lost faith in a man whose vision I resp
  7. "Seriously, you're going to just sit here and gloat about the loss of education in SL because you got personally peeved at one provider. You clearly have no understanding of karma." Thank you, ninjafoo. We educators may seem like whiners since we got a deal others did not. But I've no confidence that social users won't next see a doubling of their tiers. LL can do whatever it wants when a contract renews. Just you wait. And I feel bad that some edu-prude interfered with doggie's roleplay, whatever the heck he was up to. Yeah, my Dean would understand that one: Dean: "I hear that prices
  8. They have to make money to remain in business. Granted. The sad fact of this remains that they'll force many nonprofits and educational institutions to cut their holdings, resulting in little or no revenue growth. Those on grants are royally screwed, in the middle of a fiscal year. Faced with far lower prices on OpenSim grids, educators should just leave. We have talented creators in our midst and we can rough it while we build the content we'll need to run our simulations and meeting spaces. I hope that social users join us in the protest too, because they'll be after you with fee incre
  9. Linden Lab has the management abilities of The Three Stooges. And so much for Philip's promise at SLCC to be dedicated to education. Dedicated to shutting us down. My next simulation built with colleagues will be in OpenSim.
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