Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Pathfinder Linden Leaves
Location: Montclair State Amphitheater
I was setting up for Roundtable when this news came in:
Note from John Lester's e-mail this line: "Due to recent reorganizations at Linden Lab, my current position (Evangelist, Market Development) has ceased to exist. There are no alternative positions available to me, so as of March 12th I will be leaving the company."
One must wonder at this. Spin it how you wish, but Mark Kingdon has said very little about the role of education in SL.
To lose Pathfinder, who spearheaded the U Texas system's large investment, is a heavy blow to those of us who teach with and about SL. Path's magic hat, which threw fireballs if you touched it, is a big hat to fill.
I'm hoping that Claudia and George Linden, long-time friends of educators, won't also be leaving.