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Government in serious MOOs


The democratic approach takes a very user (and not owner centered view):

``As far as teaching and research go, the MOO (and the same could be said of the internet itself) is demonstrably useful for some kinds of pedagogical and conferencing purposes, particularly those which rely heavily on verbal information (as opposed to graphics or sound), and particularly when the community of users has developed a set of consensual rules of behavior that downplay the potential for communicational chaos and anti-social behavior, and that play up the potential for cooperation and collaboration.'' [Unsworth, 1995]

[more to come!!!]

Daniel K. Schneider
vendredi, 16 février 1996, 13:41:58 MET