[MUD-Dev] Re: In game bulletin boards vs. Web based.

Jo Dillon emily at thelonious.new.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 11 17:24:25 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

At Reading University at the moment some arts students only have access
to some rather ancient vt52-type terminals which look at least 20 years old.

Michael.Willey at abnamro.com (Michael.Willey at abnamro.com) spake thusly:
>      ____________________Reply Separator____________________
>      Subject:  [MUD-Dev] Re: In game bulletin boards vs. Web based.
>      Author:   mud-dev at kanga.nu (Richard Woolcock <KaVir at dial.pipex.com>)
>      Date:          6/11/98 7:16 AM
> >As an aside, I appear to be receiving each email twice from mud-dev.
> So do I... but on with the discussion.
> [SNIP]
> >I would say the typical mudder at University these days plays from
> >within a
> >window on a 486 using some form of client.
> This is completely dependant on *which* University you're talking about - I
> worked in the University of Michigan until '96, and when I left they had
> just finished contruction on a four-story Engineering Library/Computing
> center.  The typical computer in a lab anywhere around campus was a
> PowerMac or a Pentium, and a handful of engineering labs stocked with
> Sparc10 workstations.
> That's certainly as above normal as your example was below... My guess as
> to the typical student's available computer right this moment: a low-end
> Pentium, or the equivalent Mac.
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