[MUD-Dev] Re: OT: Birth announcement

John Bertoglio alexb at internetcds.com
Wed Apr 29 22:45:17 New Zealand Standard Time 1998


-----Original Message-----
From: J C Lawrence <claw at under.engr.sgi.com>
To: mud-dev at kanga.nu <mud-dev at kanga.nu>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 5:34 PM
Subject: [MUD-Dev] Re: OT: Birth announcement


>On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 12:43:11 -0700
>J C Lawrence<claw at under.engr.sgi.com> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 14:05:05 -0500 Koster,
>> Raph<rkoster at origin.ea.com> wrote:
>
>>> I suspect the lengthy article in this month's WIRED magazine about
>>> social ills in UO might pertain to the topic as well...


Being a great reporter is hard work. Being an average one is pretty easy.
This is the direction the Wired article went. The went on and on about
Richard Garriot (aka Lord British) who is goofy enough in his personal life
to allow a writer to generate a lot of paragraphs without saying much.
(Perhaps I chose the wrong profession...) Another story followed with a
reporter keeping a diary of his adventures in UO. More balanced in some
respects, but still full of the "pack journalism" stuff you see elsewhere.
I really expected more from Wired.

>> Hurm.  I'll have to read that.  Good material for here too.
>
>A measure of UOL's success might be measured by the column inches it
>seems to be garnering in the rags...  It certainly is attracting
>attention.
>

Interesting tidbit. I have on my desk an advert for a four figure report
from the Jupiter Group on Internet Gaming. It mentions the most obscure
games on the net and misses M59 and UO. These are the experts talking! (90%
of the time I hear someone in the media talking about something I qualify
as an *expert* on, they are wrong. Does that mean they are just as wrong
when they expound on things I know little or nothing about?)

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