Last Friday, Linden Lab announced that Joe Miller, whom once was part of Linden Lab as Joe Linden, had passed away. Joe Linden was part of the team behind developing Second Life for four years from 2006 to 2010, identified by his copper-plated robot. He had passed away July 27, and was sixty years old.
We're saddened to share the news that former Linden Lab executive Joe Miller recently passed away. Joe was our VP of Platform and Technology Development from 2006 to 2010, and long-time Second Life Residents may fondly remember encountering his avatar, Joe Linden, as a friendly robot inworld.
Joe's work in his time at Linden Lab helped to dramatically improve Second Life and contributed to making the virtual world what it is today. Among his many contributions, Joe played a major role in the introduction of 3D voice to Second Life in 2007 - an incredibly powerful advancement that revolutionized how we can communicate inworld.
Those of us who had the good fortune to work with Joe during his time at Linden Lab remember his wonderful combination of fierce intelligence, tremendous warmth, and great caring for his fellow Lindens, for Second Life, and for its Residents.
We will miss him, and our thoughts and condolences are with Joe's family and friends in this time of great loss.
Joe Miller is survived by his wife and six children. A website set up by his family stated that besides Linden Lab, his career included Atari, SEGA, and Knowledge Universe. His LinkedIn account stated his last positions were Vice-President of Engineering at Sportsvision and Managing Director at Perilux.
For more information, check the Linden Blog and Daniel Voyager's Blog.