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Open Latte gone?

May 18, 2009

In SL—where it is not a matter of whether everything changes, but when—I should not be surprised after a sim or build closes. Yet tonight, when I tried to find Mill Pond and the Open Latte coffee shop, only to discover that neither exists any longer, I was a little shocked.

I can’t say that I spent much time at Mill Pond. In fact, I probably only visited a handful of times, and I always accompanied the same person when I went. It always seemed to be busy, though—thriving. It seemed like there were always people there with whom to chat, if you so chose.

I suppose this is what happens after drifting away from SL for a time. When you return, the landscape has changed quite a bit, and it’s a little difficult to find where you fit. I’m dealing with that now, as most of the people I knew from my SL-obsessed, stay-up-all-night, I-have-no-real-life days are around occasionally, at best. Luckily, I’ve managed to catch up with a few of them recently, and I’m starting to feel more at home again. I’m hoping to run across more of you soon.

Bye, for now. ❤ to you all 🙂

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One comment

  1. Mill Pond/Open Latte was probably the most successful community in all Second Life. I have chronicled and assessed its demise in my my blog. To read about Mill Pond/Open Latte and the lessons learned from its closing about community development in Second Life, please go to

    http://mariko-nightfire.blogspot.com/search/label/Open%20Latte

    Mariko Nightfire



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