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Richard Bartle

HuffPost Is a Virtual World

John Pavley | Posted 08.29.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Richard Bartle, one of the original coders of the whole MUD (multi-user dungeons) and gaming industry, has written an easy to comprehend and richly detailed look at the history, design, development, and marketing of virtual worlds.

Want to Know What's Next for Social Internet Applications? Start Mudding!

John Pavley | Posted 08.23.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Almost all of what we do on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+ was predicted, some might even say preordained, by an ancient race of wizards and warriors in the 1970s and 1980s. I'm talking about Multi User Dungeons (MUDs) and the activity of Mudding.