Last net.kooks entry for now, I promise. From The Independent, here’s a story that I’ve read at least ten times since I first began using bulletin boards back in the day: Blood on the virtual carpet: tempers flare as ‘editor’ is thrown out of online town with 80,000 inhabitants.
Okay; maybe I haven’t read that exact story ten times, but pretty close: Human participants find way to inject their individual personality into a collaborative online experience in ways that the architects of the system didn’t anticipate. Hilarity ensues.
Still, it’s interesting, at least if you’re wired the way I am.