[MUD-Dev] curses and grief players

Timothy Dang tdang at U.Arizona.EDU
Wed Jul 26 09:05:31 New Zealand Standard Time 2000


On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Jon A. Lambert wrote:

> I bristle at the term "consumer-oriented service".  I'm creating shared
> worlds with some like-minded people for the amusment of many other 
> like-minded people.  The degree to which we are like-minded could
> be expressed in a graph of our social sphere.  Those furthest points
> from myself and the majority form the boundaries of our voluntary 
> association.  Outside those boundaries lay the dispossessed[*].
> 
> [*] Thanks Brian(?) for adding that word to the lingo of Mud-Dev. 
> I love it.  Has anyone read LeGuinn's 'The Dispossessed'? 

It's one of my favorite books, and certainly my favorite fictional
depiction of anarchy. To try to make it on-topic, it's worth noting that
many of LeGuin's books, while classified as sci-fi or fantasy, really are
sorta speculative anthropology, and worth reading for those who think
about social design.

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Timothy O'Neill Dang / Cretog8
520-321-4015
One monkey don't stop no show.




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