May 11, 2009
It was the seventy-seventh richest country in the world. And it didn’t even exist.
After yet another querulous note from The Walrus I am throwing them a link (but not to the sidebar). Game Theories by Clive Thomson is a piece from several years back. It remains of interest; first, as a comment on virtual economies and; second, as a rags-to-riches tale of academic excellence. The latter is heartening as it suggests it just may be possible to succeed in higher education without signing away your soul.
To fill his evenings, Castronova did what he’d always done: he played video games.
Far too much to summarize; I shall leave the rest at the link.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 11, 2009 11:24 AM