This just in …

Virtual world Second Life’s chief technology officer … has resigned. Cory Ondrejka… quit Tuesday and will depart at the end of the year.

Philip Rosedale, CEO of the eight-year-old company, said Ondrejka resigned to “pursue new professional challenges” and said he and Ondrejka had strategic differences.

Second Life has been criticized for technical problems – graphics that load painfully slowly on older computers, and bizarre glitches where avatars appear unintentionally naked….

Ondrejka has appeared in Second Life as the Flying Spaghetti Monster – [the god of the increasingly mainstream religion] …Pastafarianism – in which the universe’s creator resembles spaghetti and meatballs –

… [ and now for a totally appropriate non-sequitur. Hey, I’m quote mining here, it’s hard…]

If schools teach intelligent design – similar to creationism and contrary to evolution – they should also teach Pastafarianism and other beliefs, insist adherents, including many scientists and technologists.


Blessed be the macaroni.


  1. #1 Tophe
    December 12, 2007


  2. #2 Ian
    December 13, 2007

    Om Noodle Padme Hom (repeat ad nauseam)