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Chip Midnight
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12-15-2003 16:15
What? No one liked Bob?! hmmmph!
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Oz Spade
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12-15-2003 16:24
Awww, Bob is good, I'll call it Bob in honor of you! :D
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Khamon Fate
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12-15-2003 19:33
i call it linden. i'm going to linden; i'm in linden; the campground in linden (as opposed to the campground at grist or baker); the land of linden.

it will confuse me if y'all start calling it something different. then i might cry and you would all feel bad. so stop the thread and everybody agree to just call it linden okay?
Neil Protagonist
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12-15-2003 21:29
confusion....
Loki Pico
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12-15-2003 21:53
"SL" is good enough for me. See you in world. ;)
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12-15-2003 22:22
From: someone
Originally posted by Chip Midnight
What? No one liked Bob?! hmmmph!

Titan A.E. reference
Edav Roark
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12-15-2003 22:24
Edav has a nice ring to it :D
Bit Phaeton
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12-15-2003 22:29
How about firmament, as in 'The firmament'?

n : the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected [syn: celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin]

Just my 2 bits,

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12-15-2003 23:45
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Originally posted by Bit Phaeton
... syn: celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin


welkin... hmm, I like - it gets that kinda nerd-core free association thing going. I end up thinking "Welk" (as in doesn't stand a chance in a supernova) and Walken, as in Christopher.
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12-16-2003 02:18
For the longest time I was confused and thought that the world was called Prelude, not just the beginning area.

I like Prelude as a name for the whole place - really sums up what SL is to me - a beginning, a starting point.

From there you make of it what you will.

Plus, the word Prelude is pretty ;)
Eddie Escher
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12-16-2003 04:02
I hafta admit, I just call it SecondLife... or Essell (doh, I am NOT gonna start typing phonetically again, that takes ages :D)

I also use the phrase 'in-world' a fair bit, so I like the ambigousness of it just being 'a world'.

Bah... too many things have names and labels in this crazy 21st century! Let's just call it 'thingy'!
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Robin Linden
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12-16-2003 10:19
Once upon a time (May 2002) we had to come up with a name for this place? service? world? other than the one we had used when it was a project (LindenWorld).

We struggled through all sorts of names that had interesting meanings that might seem like a place.
- Sansara (world of appearances and endless change -Sanskrit)
- Thera (ancient Greek island, thought by some to have been the lost paradise of Atlantis)
- Luminus (Latin, light of life)
- Jardin (garden, French)

Then we thought about Linden trees.
- truth made clear
- "Those born under Linden Trees look at the world through the glasses of their dreams and imagination, without them we would end up forgetting how beautiful life is."
- Protector

We even tried to make up some new words.
- Lindia
- Viviterre (land of life)
- Creoverse (world of creation)

For a while we got into sci-fi and math.
- 333 Again
- Area 333
- digital-gen
- Rule 110
- The Grid

Finally we decided we wanted to have a name that suggested the experience rather than a place. Someone came up with Second Life. We asked our Early Creators, who all said "YUK!"
- Not catchy
- Insulting to my first life
- Too religious
- Am I dead?

Hmmm.

Ultimately, Second Life started to feel right. It said a lot to us about what we hoped the richness of the experience would be. Plus we could get the domain name AND the trademark. :)

And so it became Second Life, where we're all living happily ever after.
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Dionysus Starseeker
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12-16-2003 11:40
I thnik we should call the land "Finite" becuase it's self depravating... and the world, while having a capacity for infinites... isn't.

Or we can call it "Hydroxus Alpha"

Or "Whitvale Studebaker"

Or "Land"

Or "MINE!!!"

I kinda like "Greiftonia" which was referenced in the other thread. At least it was something like that (too lazy to check).
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Pituca FairChang
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12-16-2003 11:53
From: someone
Originally posted by Robin Linden

Plus we could get the domain name AND the trademark. :)

And so it became Second Life, where we're all living happily ever after.



Thus after much verbiage we come to the real reason it is called Second Life.



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Kathy Yamamoto
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12-16-2003 12:01
From: someone
Originally posted by Robin Linden
....And so it became Second Life, where we're all living happily ever after.



Nope. Sorry. It's "Linden".

Good try though :-)
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Eggy Lippmann
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12-16-2003 12:07
From: someone
Originally posted by Robin Linden
- Rule 110


Ohhh that explains the password on the VIP room at the old disco in da boom...
What on earth is "rule 110" though? :)
Cubey Terra
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12-16-2003 12:22
Would that be rule 110 from the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition?

"Rule 110: Only a fool passes up a business opportunity."
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Ceej Gardner
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12-16-2003 12:41
Hmmmm....rebirth, second life...
That's it! "Shirley McClain World"
Altho I'll always think of it as SL:)
Eggy Lippmann
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12-16-2003 12:41
Rule 110:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Rule110.html
Catherine Omega
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12-16-2003 13:24
Unfortunately, "firmament" means "sky". not "earth". It's true! http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=firmament

I don't think names really apply much when there's only one of them that matters. (THE world, THE moon, THE sun, etc.) When there's more than one grid, then distinctions can be made. :)
Squeedoo Galatea
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12-17-2003 09:30
*laughs* Okay, I got one...

Philipa

Tis a nice name, don'tcha think?:D Philipa
Lordfly Digeridoo
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12-17-2003 11:12
I must throw my weight in towards naming it The Grid.

In my overstimulated mind, having a world named "The Grid" evokes massive techno music as a camera sweeps over a vast, mathematically perfect world (like the 256x256 Sims, or grids, in SL), showing you the vast difference and creation potential of the world, yet making you realize that it IS an artificial place.

Second Life is the program... The Grid is the world ;)

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Julian Fate
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12-17-2003 15:13
From the 1.2 preview page:
From: someone
The preview content will be a copy of a few servers off agni .


Agni? Is this the secret name of the world revealed?
Maxx Monde
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12-17-2003 15:25
I'm just happy that the 90s-marketing term 'cyber' wasn't used in any context. Thank you very, very, very much. May that word be eternally esconced in purgatory along with its bastard twin, 'cyberspace'.
Eggy Lippmann
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12-17-2003 15:44
From: someone
Originally posted by Squeedoo Galatea
*laughs* Okay, I got one...

Philipa

Tis a nice name, don'tcha think?:D Philipa

I think its fucken hilarious given how many portuguese women are called filipa :D
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