Documents about MUD's and related topis
This tentative pamphlet references a list of documents about MUDs and
related topics which I started collecting with the intention to write yet
another paper about social phenomena in
Whilst working on it,
the scope has somewhat grown to generally include anything to do with
'social' and 'virtual'. I suspect this will pose a serious obstacle to
finally getting organized and writing things down, but I'll worry about
Add-on September 1996: Unless my upcoming new employment proves to be
a breeze and I'll have plenty of time on my hands, forget about it.
For a quick look into things, check out
the overview. The bibliography is organized
into various topic groups, you might want to plunge straight into
one of them:
All are alphabetically sorted; apart from the bibliographical details,
available sources are given according to my current, rather
out-of-date knowledge. For flames, suggestions, new sources and anything
the likes, look up the contacts.
I've included just about every reference I have come across so far and
found it might be or actually is useful, given my personal intentions.
For each item in the list, the bibliographical details as known to me
are given and any extra information (contact to author, where to get
the source and such).
Some documents are dereferenced in others: if the details
differed, I've included the 'more precise' version.
Due to technical restrictions (e.g. no News access atm), I have read only
some of the listed documents (those which list 'my carbon copy' or the
likes under 'available'). Availability, contacts etc. I verified as
existing/working are marked as such - if they're not, I simply haven't
gotten around to check them.
The list is not even remotely comprehensive, but will be extended as
I get new sources of information.
I'd appreciate any comments and hints to do so and/or shape up
this pamphlet. Anyone who wants to do so, see the
a MUD/MOO/... WWW bibliography
short version of the report for the British Telecom
'Identity Workshop' and others
news posting: a MUD history
papers on LamdaMOO
nice (German) article on MUDs (mentions TubMud twice)
his grade A(?) diploma thesis, a survey on MUDding habits
'agent' paper and others
TIME International article about MUDs
the 'Zork' paper
a term paper by Sharilla
Honour's Thesis 'Electropolis'
articles on 'Virtual Meeting Places'
ACM article on educational issues of computing; MUDs are mentioned
case studies on IRC as means of communication & collaboration
news posting about a MUD economy
'TIME International' article - 'hymn' to virtuality :)
'TIME International' article series about 'Cyberspace'
'TIME International' articles about ethical issues of net use
how to surf the internet
a rather ... errm ... colourful ... book on the events of the so
called 'Hacker Crackdown' in the States.
similarly colourful description of his hacker hunt,
followed by an article in the magazine 'BYTE' five years later
'TIME International' article on net porn stuff
'TIME International' article on not quite nice net usage
philosophy and practice of computer simulations dissected
- Social Aspects
increasing violence and gun use amongst youngsters in America.
account of the different attitudes of German and American
students when it comes to cheating (German text)
script for a lecture on all sorts of social and cultural
aspects (German text)
In case you found new sources worthwhile adding, submit them to me - i.e.
Annabell - at
email@example.com, but please be sure to include
the full bibliographical details and, if possible,
any available net sources.
Of course a mail within TubMud is another alternative and maybe you might wish
to try a TubMud
finger and see what happens ? Whatever, checking my
TubMud Home Page might reveal
more of my current mud activities.
I feel very obliged to the persons who have helped collecting and organizing this list:
Demos@TubMud - Alexander Weidt
firstname.lastname@example.org - check his
Hal@TubMud - René Laufer
email@example.com - check his
TubMud home page
Sharilla@TubMud - Irina Leyde
Trillian@TubMud - Matrina Busch
firstname.lastname@example.org - check her
TubMud home page
Syron@TubMud, Syron@NightFall - Lars Küning
Annabell, September 1996
- Annabell, September 1996
- Compacted, SpellChecked, but no re-checks of URL's done.
The documents referenced are all rather outdated. I haven't had the
time and energy to look for the latest stuff and the documents
that happened to catch my eye reading this and that since were a lot
of crap and not worth mentioning. Bloody internet hype.
There are two new book entries in the cyber section, though:
Woolley, which are good reading.
Whilst I was at reorganization, I changed some layout details. The
actual information has been unchanged - and unchecked -
I can't afford to surf around, so you're still on your own trying to
locate referenced documents.
...to go back to
...to send us