I had these meeting notes leaked to me by an employee and have no reason to doubt their veracity.....
LordOf Linden.. Welcome to this Monday’s Monetizing Meeting. Now I want some blue-sky out-of-the-box run-it-up-the-flagpole suck-the-suckers-dry thinking. Where can we get some more cash?
Yes Linden.. Yes Lord.
Cockup Linden.. Well, sir, it strikes me that the not-for-profits and educational discounts are a potential source of increased monetization.
LordOf Linden.. Excellent, bloody whining little Scroungers. We give them this huge discount, and what have the Scroungers ever done for us?
Sane Linden.. Well, they have provided us with more Credibility than any other user group.
LordOf Linden. Apart from Credibility what have the Scroungers ever done for us though?
Sane Linden.. They have introduced new users to SL who would not have come on the grid without them.
LordOf Linden.. Well, apart from Credibility and New Users, what have the Scroungers ever done for us?
Sane Linden.. They have sponsored the arts and some different Events.
LordOf Linden.. OK, so...apart from Credibility, New Users and Sponsorship... what have the Whining Scroungers ever done for us?
Sane Linden.. They are already paying about 1000% more than OpenSim would cost them.
LordOf Linden.. So.. apart from Credibility, New Users, Sponsorship, and Overpaying... (glares at Sane) what have the Whining Little Scroungers ever done for us?
Sane Linden.. They have provided unusual content that we wouldn’t have had otherwise... and they have provided entry level education, along with positive RL press.
CockUp Linden, Yeh, but apart from Credibility, New Users, Sponsorship, Overpaying, Content, Education and PR, what have they done for us...NOTHING.
Yes Linden.. Well, Lord, speaking for all the others....We agree.
LordOf Linden. Of course you do. So, that’s agreed then.
Sane Linden.. We might get some negative response to this move, Sir.
LordOf Linden.. Hmm...You are the PR vet, Fkem, what do you say?
FKem Linden. Lord, we could get FriendlyGreetings Linden to do a video.
LordOf Linden.. Excellent.
Oh, and Sane.. you’re fired. We don’t want that sort of Communistic, Revolutionistic, Gay, Liberalistic nonsense here at the Lab.
Time for lunch I think... good work.
The meeting was adjourned.