[MUD-Dev] Self-organizing worlds (was: Elder Games)

Nicholas Lee N.J.Lee at statslab.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 23 16:33:12 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Ola Fosheim [iso-8859-1] Gr=F8stad wrote:

> What is the "tragedy of the commons" ??

Consider the Internet as a classic example.

Shared resource (the commons) which is beginning to come under extreme
pressure, to the point where congestion makes it impossible to use at
times. (the tragedy)

Uncoupled self-interest without negative feedback, in shared resource
systems tends to create this sort of behaviour.=20

Nicholas




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