Saturday, August 21, 2010

Why The Sky Still Isn't Falling in Second Life

After two and a half years as an active member of the Second Life Bloggerati, I've finally woken up to the fact that the sky is still not falling in Second Life. Despite a steady stream of doomsday pronouncements and social media frenzy, the virtual world keeps turning and life goes on.

As Dale Innis wrote in a brilliant rant a few days ago, some of us need to "Harden Up" and relax a little bit. For instance, the recent "Emerald DDoS Attack" that many are so up in arms about is bound to blow over in a week or two and fade into dim memory as these others have:

So the next time you notice your heart palpitating at the newest Second Life controversy du jour, please remember that the sky is probably not falling and it will all be okay. If not, there's always OpenSim. ;)


Lalo Telling said...

But, but... I thought you liked my rants on the crisis of the moment...


Botgirl Questi said...

I love your rants!

Anonymous said...

Oh noes!

The sky isn't falling?!

Arghhh - what am I going to do now?! I have nothing to do if the sky isn't falling?! I need the sky to fall so I can run around screaming 'THE SKY IS FALLING!'

What am I supposed to do with myself now .... arghhhhh ... THE SKY IS FALLING!


Dale Innis said...

Thanks! :) And very well researched; I think it's telling that few people probably could have listed offhand all of those things that seemed so world-shaking at the time.

I complained about offtopic Emerald posts in some mailing list, and got offlist mail from someone asking me didn't I realize how "huge" the issue was. I laughed to myself...