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Friday, September 21, 2018
"Dog Food Days" At Linden Lab
Linden Lab is having today the first of their "Dog Food Days" today, Friday September 21. Apparently there's a saying that when a company uses it's own product, it's called "eating your own dog food." The expression may have been a commentary by a Microsoft manager on what his peers felt about using the very product they were making, or perhaps a reference to a British saying of making a mess out of something, and not running away from the dirty work of fixing it. Either way, the idea is for the employees of Linden Lab to use Second Life more often in the ways their customers do, and personally experience the reasons for their complaints.
Alexa Linden is one of the people who came up with the idea, and had this to say about it.
One of the reasons I wanted to have Dog Food Day … it that a lot of people [at the Lab] have still not gone through the process of meshing up their avatar … I’ve done it on all of my alts, and it’s a learning process; it’s not an easy thing to do. And it’s something we need to understand as new users come in, it’s important for us to understand their frustrations, the learning curve, what people are creating, what the quality of content is, etc.
Among some of Alexa's ideas are for those Linden Lab employees who haven't done so to go through the account sign-up process and take their avatar through the Learning and Social Island experience. She also runs an inworld tour for other members of the Lab of public places on the Grid, and is interested in recommendations, "if you have ideas for interesting / photogenic / fun locations, drop her a note card with landmarks."
Source: Modem World