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Old 02-18-2011, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Could Rod Humble talk with Obama about SL?

Obama is meeting with Silicon Valley bosses, with the aim of forwarding the web economy.

BBC News - Barack Obama 'friends' Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Don't know who all gets invited to this kind of meeting....

Could Rod Humble have a chance to talk with Obama about Second Life?



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Old 02-19-2011, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt it. Linden Lab is currently a very minor player and I don't see that changing any time soon. Even if LL magically woke up and realized all their problems it would take a considerable amount of time to fix everything. Even if LL fixed everything they could within a week (which is actually mostly possible) it would then take years for the fixes they made to spread and influence the community to allow the content to form which would become a draw for a broader, more profitable market for LL.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are the companies spoken with by the President picked for digital innovation or is this purely about the short-term --- the next quarter's speculated worth of the company?

Just as I wonder what Mark & Obama could talk about, likewise I wonder what Rod & Obama could talk about.

Second Life might contain more long-term technological worth than Facebook. Could the above headline look silly in 5 years when Facebook is abandoned like MySpace was, and replaced with a Diaspora/SL hybrid?

Who decides who meets the president?

Purely hypothetical
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't know who all gets invited to this kind of meeting....

Could Rod Humble have a chance to talk with Obama about Second Life?


I think Obama is telling him to go back to the BJ closet and wait.

a room of noobs. all of them except Obama have deer in headlight eyes.
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Aw, Obama has a little quiff.

I had one exactly like that illusory one once and earned the nickname "Tintin".
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(Pretending the one on the right is Rod Humble)

So, how does an online game with giant penises fall under my radar?
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Could Rod Humble have a chance to talk with Obama about Second Life?


part of me hopes not, the other just quivers at the possibilities
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As far as we know Obama could already be a Second Lifer but he just doesn't want to admit it.
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"Get that damned thing fixed properly!"
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Having been invited to sit down with President Obama for fifteen minutes to discuss Second Life, I've no idea what I would say. At least I've no idea what could be said that would relate to him any constructive use for the service in any context he'd likely be interested in pursuing.

And, there are so many truly important things I'd rather discuss with him. Second Life doesn't even rate in that context.
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Random thought.


Wonder if the PN would turn up.

I could imagine the giant cocks flying and someone sending an IM to the Commander In Chief "Ah sorry Mr President... it seems we misunderstood this groups intentions when we let them in the gate"

The potential for hilarity on this entire scenario is just endless.

I imagine it would end with President Obama sending Philip and email:

'Philip, This pool is closed.....'
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Good god I hope the government doesn't find out were here. I'm sure they'd find a way to tax us.
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He would talk to Philip, Rod is just too new to Represent the company for that, but SL is just too small, I mean, you had guys from Google, Facebook etc, all of them have hundreds of millions of users, we only have a few millions
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