[MUD-Dev] Re: Real-world skills

J C Lawrence claw at 2wire.com
Wed Jul 25 22:43:50 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


On Tue, 24 Jul 2001 09:38:54 +0200 
Mathieu Castelli <mcastell at noos.fr> wrote:

> Just like the Book in Diamond Age (Neal Stephenson). If you want
> to get an idea on what would such a MUD look like, by all means,
> read this masterpiece.

In terms of visions I prefer Verner Vinge's "True Names" (possibly
the first ever CyberPunk) and William Gibson's "Idoru".

> If there had been educational content in all the games we played,
> if instead of click fest there had been questions to kill
> monsters...how smarter would we be today ? Especially when we were
> young and our brain was changing so fast...

This begs the question of education being either a depressant or
accellerent on intelligence, but I'll leave that there.

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