Both; the Massively interview, and Dusan's followup are not to be missed. Both are interesting, intriguing reads.
As Dusan points out: "...a wide-ranging interview with Tateru at Massively, which is not only a must-read but perhaps one of the best interviews I’ve ever read with someone from the Lab..."
I completely agree. It is probably the best interview Linden Lab has given to date.
I will sum it all up in two words: long tail.
But I digress.
I'm not here to comment, nor am I here to comment on Dusan's follow-up, nor am I here to follow-up on the follow up. I'm here to bring attention to this wonderful juicy nugget:
M Linden is a brilliant artist!
Brought to my attention by wizard gynoid in Dusan Writer's comments.
Here are a few M Linden pieces (no infringement is intended):
M Linden's artwork is cerebral, abstract, energetic, symmetrically cluttered... much like Second Life. His artwork sheds some light into what it must be like inside the brain of someone running a 20 million user metaverse.
Mark has over 700 pieces uploaded to his Flickr stream. I urge and encourage you to check out his stuff.