Archive for the Virtual Worlds Category

Video Gamers at the End of History

Posted in Computing/Telecom, Virtual Worlds on August 28, 2009 by Mark P. Line

Video Gamers at the End of History

  • Oh no! There are poor, lonely introverts playing video games! These people need help!
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So Whatever Happened to Metcalf’s Law?

Posted in Virtual Worlds with tags , , on July 23, 2008 by Leane Roffey Line

So Whatever Happened to Metcalf’s Law? It’s alive and well and hiding in the airport.

A commentary by Leane Roffey Line, PhD

Metcalfe’s Law is Wrong By Bob Briscoe, Andrew Odlyzko, and Benjamin Tilly

First Published in July 2006, this initially scary sounding article has a subtle mathematical distinction described as follows which brings Metcalf’s law in line with actuality, and really does assign what I think is a reasonable value to “the Internet”:
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Can Virtual Worlds Help Society?

Posted in Virtual Worlds on July 21, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Can Virtual Worlds Help Society?

  • Sure. They already do.