[MUD-Dev] Hello!

Cynbe ru Taren cynbe at muq.org
Fri Jan 7 13:07:32 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


Randy wrote:

| Hi! I'm Randy Farmer. Based on a quick ego-scan of the archives, I see that
| most of you know who I am already. So I won't waste a lot of bandwidth
| beating my chest or tooting my horn. :-)

So -I- will do a little. :)

Among very many other things, Randy is co-author (with Chip) of

     The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat

which is merely head-and-shoulders the BEST online-community
article I have ever read:  My first photocopy of it lived on
my dining room table for weeks, and its lessons are permanently
etched in the back of my skull, and rise mysteriously to the
surface of my consciousness whenever I'm doing related
software design.

Anyone on this list who has yet to read it is in for a treat:
the nicest online copy I see at the moment is:

  http://imaginaryrealities.imaginary.com/volume2/issue9/lessons.html

(Rereading, I notice that reference #1 just happens to be my
favorite SF story of all time, Vernor Vinge's True Names!)

I'd be curious to know if, one decade later, Randy would change
or add to any of those lessons... :)

 Cynbe



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