Will Wright, legendary game designer and creator of The Sims, has now joined the Linden Lab board of directors.
It sounds promising for SL's future. Depending, of course, on what the company's direction is. Hopefully, he'll be able to take a hands on approach with the virtual world and give input on what to do to improve it. With the talk of introducing NPC's to the game, I think he's the perfect man for them to seek out and get tips.
Plus, anyone who forms a company called "Stupid Fun Club" is ok in my book.
For further info, check out New World Notes story, here
Also, Will Wright's biography can be found on the Linden Lab site here