which is to say, frowning suspiciously over the top of my glasses. I am suspicious that Something Is Going On (something apart from the Obvious, obviously).
I can understand why the news has been greeted with some significant degree of Pleasure by many Residents - Mr. Philip is after all a metaphor for the Creative, Pioneering Spirit of Second Life. He started the whole thing up with the aim of Making Everything Terrific! He Played Musical Instruments With Residents!
On the other hand one has to remember that actually quite a lot of the things that residents dislike about SL - poor chat performance, imaginary property price fluctuations, peculiar and insufficient business policies, censorship in SL(x)B and Burning Life, the death of the Proper Forums, lack of response to any JIRA or any other Form of Complaint, and so on - came about during Mr Philip's reign. If this has been done to restore general Confidence then it will, in my opinion, be a short-lived thing; we may be flighty beings, we residents, but what Creates or Destroys Confidence is in the end based on Actions. An Interim Ruler might provide an quick Boost to Confidence but such a thing needs to be backed up with Immediate Action on a broader scale - and I am wondering quite what such Action might be. Re-hire Discarded Lindens? Likely not. A new "CEO"? There will be one, and who knows who that might be?
I shall be interested to see which if any new policies emerge from the Interim Return of our Lord And Master, but I am only occasionally given to Wild Functional Expressions of Emotion, and this is not one of those occasions.