[MUD-Dev] Information sharing (was: Re: Where are we now?)

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Sun May 6 07:19:28 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

On Sat, 5 May 2001, Richard Aihoshi aka Jonric wrote:
> Matt Mihaly wrote:

>> As much as I enjoyed Raph and Rich's presentation, they weren't
>> saying anything new. I didn't hear a single speaker talk about
>> anything new he/she is working on in any substantive way.

> While I missed the presentation in question and have no experience
> as a game developer, even an amateur, my eclectic background does
> include stints in a few educational capacities.  I would suggest
> that education is about sharing information that's already known.
> The important part is not that the information is new in an absolute
> sense, but that it is new to at least some of the audience so that
> the population of people who now share that knowledge is increased.

> And without refuting Matt's point in any way, I would further
> suggest that the sharing of such information, albeit it's not new to
> everyone, is still very much needed for online gaming to achieve its
> full potential for growth.

Nod, I don't dispute that. I was merely pointing out that Brian
Green's example of Raph and Rich's talk as giving new ideas is not
really a good example.


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