I’m not that good at sitting still during speeches (and TP’ing out did not work), so I’ve shot some Lindens. I figured I’d just read soon to be ex-governor of SL Phil’s speech in the chat logs. ;)
Does anybody have the link to the media file/video already? I was one of those persons not being able to access it for leave streaming.
PS. *hint* Voice is enabled on the SL4B sims and I’m running Firstlook Voice. *hint* (I still did not test it, as nobody seems to enable voice on their clients?)
Anyway, here goes the chat log:
Philip Linden: Hi All
Philip Linden: Happy happy birthday everyone!
Philip Linden: So many people.
Philip Linden: Who here was there that night?
Philip Linden: When we had the ball drop.
Philip Linden: Love that old map
Philip Linden: Reminds me of June 22, midnight, 2003
Philip Linden: I’m not using the voice client right now.
Philip Linden: How is everyone?
Philip Linden: Feeling good myself. Nice to be in-world.
Philip Linden: So many new faces.
Philip Linden: And a few old ones too…. hiya Yadni.
Philip Linden: We’ve got some old lastnames out there…
Philip Linden: Nomad
Philip Linden: Zugzwang
Philip Linden shouts: Does anyone remember how many times we used to let last names be used?
Philip Linden shouts: Yep, the original goal was 150
Philip Linden shouts: But even back then, we still sometimes let it go to that.
Philip Linden: This is an amazing event and set of builds.
Philip Linden: OK that sounds like fun.
Philip Linden: Let’s start with a Linden bear… I guess that is a crazy idea.
Philip Linden: OK next person to buy for zero gets it.
Philip Linden: That was sorta fun.
Philip Linden: How about another one?
Philip Linden: Hope we don’t crash the sim :)
Philip Linden: OK let me get closer.
Philip Linden: Can everyone hear me?
And then, then Phil’s Big Speech:
Well… let me just start by saying thank you…. For being a part of this big dream coming alive. People often ask me these days if I felt at the start like SL would work. And what I answer is that I always knew that SL would work,But that I dodn’t know exactly when. So thank you all for being the ‘when’ For those who haven’t heard me speak before, And I guess there are a few here! I was dreaming about SL since I was a kid. I felt sure that a whole world could be simulated on computers. and watching it all happen. We used to talk at work about a giant forest… full of evolving plants and things… a place you could wander around in forever, which noone had ever seen. and not see the same thing twice… and know that there were places in there you would happen upon, That was how I can remember thinking about SL at the start. It is also interesting to note, There are really a lot of ways in which it also hasn’t changed. that while SL has grown so much over these last 4 years, As we grow, it is easy to worry that the magic of this place will somehow go away. But looking at the world today, it is just as magical, only bigger. The things that make SL special are coded into it at the lowest level: Those are things that are enabled by the basic technology here. That is what makes me happiest today, and keeps me loving my job! I hope this day and event are fun… a way to see SL through time. Thanks for being here! I’ll hang around to chat, but let me wrap up so that we can all wander around and enjoy the day. I’m gonna logoff and get the voice viewer so I can chat a bit!! Back in a few.
Philip did not return, though:
Daedalus Young: I warned Philip he wouldn’t be able to get back in :P
And Iridium Linden: