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Thigpen's MUD page

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The exploration of collaborative information environments ...

So far, MUDs have been surnamed text-based virtual realities but have been used mainly as social cyber-spaces. At work I've been working on MUD's as virtual workspaces or collaborative computing environments. Currently, our MOO shares audio via vat, World Wide Web via Mosaic, and whiteboards via Collage. At the moment we are simply running asynchonous clients from a fancy MOO client called tkmoo. Tkmoo was designed and built by Jay Carlson of JaysHouseMoo and is freely available in our ftp site. Our future goal is to develop a virtual workspace using MOO with a nice Graphic User Interface and clients that are remote controlled from the MOO. Also, a three-dimensional graphic interface can be seen in the near future thanks to development with wt, a cross platform graphics engine.

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What the heck is MUD...

The MUD acronym symbolizes the term `Multi-User Dungeon', or better yet, `Multi-User Dimension'. Here's a brief history of MUDs. For more information, look at the MUD archive which has been provided by Lauren P. Burka.

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Some examples ...

Here are some local MUDs hosted by the College of Computer Science at Northeastern University: There are, however, literally thousands of MUDs. For a larger list see Scott Goehring's Totally Unofficial List of Internet Muds or Andrew Wilson's MUDlist.

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Some FTP sites ...

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Some documentation and papers ...

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Some clients ...

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Some links to other MUD pages ...

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Various things ...

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MUDS as Collaborative Information Environments ...

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Some newsgroups ...

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