These are the major postings I've made on Usenet of which I retained
copies. I don't post often because I find it very tiresome having to
decide whether the people who reply are a) genuinely interested in further
debate; b) interested but rather dim; or c) trying to wind me up. It also
doesn't help that every time I post I get a mailbag full of junk from
people trying to make me join pyramid schemes or buy pornography, sigh.
An early history
of MUD. I've made one
correction: the original gave Spring 1979
as the date of the first version, however that
was when Roy finished version 2; version 1 was
written over a few days in Autumn, 1978, then
version 2 was begun. With that alteration
made, the posting is a pretty accurate record of
what happened. Feel free to quote it at length!
An exposé of the
attitudes of many of the people who run commercial MUDs,
and why they're quite happy for people to think such games
are dead. It also swipes heavily at the arrogance of some
of those involved in the industry.
A description of how MUD2's
parser goes about
its business. This is actually three
consecutive postings, collected here as one
document. There was further discussion on
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