New Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon has reported on his first week at the Battery Street office of Linden Lab in San Francisco. Obviously, Kingdon is still in the immersive learning phase (which, depending on the person and the business can last up to a year) before getting down to brass tacks.
"Inworld collaboration is going to be a killer application," observed Kingdon. We're inclined to agree with him. It is one area of Second Life that is notoriously weak, and we're certainly not going to begrudge him focus on that. From erratic group-systems to overly coarsely grained permissions, inworld collaboration is often frequently better handled out-of-band. We're looking forward to Kingdon's observations after a second week at the Lab.