>Recalcitrant to Change.

>re·cal·ci·trant/riˈkalsətrənt/
Adjective: Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority.

I just read the following on NWN, about Rod and Hamlet hanging out together in Real Life (as real mates?), where…”we talked about many things, such as the future of virtual worlds (which he wants to discuss in another interview) and the recalcitrance of SL’s existing userbase to change.”

Now, if this isn’t the Phrase to Launch a Thousand Blogs, then I don’t know what is….

I had not thought of myself as recalcitrant, in fact I wouldn’t think that anyone who is competent enough to establish a life in virtual worlds, to create, shop, deal with the Boys, have price changes, changing ToS and other obstacles thrown at them on a near weekly basis, could really be called recalcitrant to change.

It would be interesting to get a list of changes that he, either Hamlet (who obviously agrees) or Rodvik, think we have resisted in an irrational or obstinate manner….

a)…. does he mean Viewer 2, the worst designed viewer to hit SL in the last 6 years?

b) the increase in tier for Non Profits?

c) taking away voting rights on JIRAs?

d) the confusion arising from people now having two names online instead of one..?

e) the astounding RedZone?

or does he mean that we objected to the Boys breaking Search and Marketplace?

I suggested in Hamlets comments that this is a psychological flaw, namely the pot calling the kettle black, or, to be accurate, projection. Projection is the habit of blaming your short comings on the Other. Let’s look, for example, at the Lab….

Megas…. the attitude of the Lab towards megas hasn’t changed… ever. Every other grid that now opens has megas. Resisting change even if it costs them…. and the same applies to all the tools I have previously discussed on these pages.

Avatars per sim, sim crossings, the alpha bug, well, as we know the list goes on and on of things they refuse to change in spite of the vocal citizens wanting this sort of improvement.

They have seen what other grids are offering but have not thought to change to stay competitive…

Who is recalcitrant?

Well all those that get their butts in gear and buzz off to other grids certainly aren’t resisting change …. and, Rod, you might find that we are more capable of change than you ever feared if that really is your opinion and not one of Hamlets out-of-touch comments.

Wake up!

:))

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11 responses to “>Recalcitrant to Change.

  1. >Well articulated Soror *grins*. While currying favor with and courting real life businesses that have come and have gone just as quickly, the labs recalcitrance to listen or respond to their non-recalcitrant user base has been well documented and witnessed by many who have since chosen to establish their virtual presence within other grids as a way of mitigating the risk.

  2. >:)) great bit of articulation there too…

  3. >LOL excellent. Recalcitrant? I daresay I, and several other avatars who have been pioneering, exploring and living in these worlds for over 15 years, and longterm residents of SL, have offered advice and observation solely on the basis of watching what works and what doesn't work for the benefit of the world and the userbase, basing our suggestions on the failed attempts of now-dead businesses to ignore their userbase and play grab-ass with vulture capitalists, to the ruination of their business models.I mean, come on; you can't even use Search reliably? WTF! Observing/complaining about that isn't "recalcitrant," it's sheer incredulity that a platform built on communication can't even make a search work? That fundamental functions are broken or keep breaking, have JIRAs that stretch over years, and are not addressed but plastered over with craptacular wallpaper?!?! That we are, despite the technical chops mentioned in your post, dummies who can be bought off with a lollipop covered with pocket lint and fur (Viewer 2.NO)?!?!I say it is the Boyz who are recalcitrant, obstinately deaf, arrogantly highhanded and mulishly myopic. Since about 500 blogs can smell the dataminers chomping at the bit, ready to buy and sell us by the databit and still make us pay to be milked for our data, just who is it at the Labz that thinks we are smart enough to utilize this platform but so stupid that a denial of what many people can observe as a roadmap and goal will actually be believed?Also, given Hamlet's unabashed cheerleading/pimping of Blue Arse over the past year, his observations and opinions don't carry a lot of weight with me :)

  4. >Miso says…..LOL excellent. Recalcitrant? I daresay I, and several other avatars who have been pioneering, exploring and living in these worlds for over 15 years, and longterm residents of SL, have offered advice and observation solely on the basis of watching what works and what doesn't work for the benefit of the world and the userbase, basing our suggestions on the failed attempts of now-dead businesses to ignore their userbase and play grab-ass with vulture capitalists, to the ruination of their business models.I mean, come on; you can't even use Search reliably? WTF! Observing/complaining about that isn't "recalcitrant," it's sheer incredulity that a platform built on communication can't even make a search work? That fundamental functions are broken or keep breaking, have JIRAs that stretch over years, and are not addressed but plastered over with craptacular wallpaper?!?! That we are, despite the technical chops mentioned in your post, dummies who can be bought off with a lollipop covered with pocket lint and fur (Viewer 2.NO)?!?!

  5. >Miso continues….I say it is the Boyz who are recalcitrant, obstinately deaf, arrogantly highhanded and mulishly myopic. Since about 500 blogs can smell the dataminers chomping at the bit, ready to buy and sell us by the databit and still make us pay to be milked for our data, just who is it at the Labz that thinks we are smart enough to utilize this platform but so stupid that a denial of what many people can observe as a roadmap and goal will actually be believed?Also, given Hamlet's unabashed cheerleading/pimping of Blue Arse over the past year, his observations and opinions don't carry a lot of weight with me :)

  6. >Blogger ate her comments so I have published them myself.Thanks Miso, it's always great to have your input… (dumb web thingy should be smacked)…:))

  7. >when it does that I know I have been fulminating and should make my own post :D *ducking head, blushing*

  8. >OK..Ok..I confess, please don't waterboard me further. I AM RECACITRANT!I know I am 'cause everything soror mentioned above I is!{I started to dig at Mr. Au, but decided this isn't the place}

  9. >@ Brinda, …it is tricky, I am certain Mr. Au is a warm and positive human being, but if you spend little time in SL you are gonna tend to be 'out of touch' with how people are thinking and feeling about issues.

  10. >Ahh…Your likely right. (I did really like his book.)=^..^=

  11. >As you can tell, I'm a tad late in commenting… :) I'm hopeful that this comment about customers being "recalcitrant to change" has come more from Mr Au kissing up to the Facebook generation rather than Mr Humble sticking his foot in his mouth after carefully building up his credentials these past two months, only to blow it all away with a single comment.Mind you, I'm also hopeful of getting six numbers on the National Lottery,so what the hell do I know?

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