[MUD-Dev] In defense of "soloability" [was Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility]
F. Randall Farmer
randy.farmer at pobox.com
Tue Jun 4 07:56:44 New Zealand Standard Time 2002
On Monday, June 03, 2002, Matt Mihaly wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Jun 2002, Martin C. Martin wrote:
>> Michael Tresca wrote:
>>> Communities have to be cultivated. Partying is just one aspect
>>> of that cultivation.
>> So how do you cultivate a community, other than partying?
> My favorite is shared struggle.
I'll trump that with "gift giving", AKA creating mutual obligation.
I see 'shared struggle' as a subset; it is a way to create social
Interesting topical reading:
The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies /
- Academic and old (1920). Requires concentration to read, but
worth it. If you don't have the time, read various summaries
around the net.
Order Without Law : How Neighbors Settle Disputes / Robert C. Ellickson.
- Easy read. Discusses problems of Commons, and how people
resolve them without law. (contains a section on the
Prisoner's Dilemma, and side-payments.)
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