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October 16, 2004

Blog Circles Around the World

Yesterday Microsoft blogging recruiter Gretchen Ledgard linked to an article I wrote. This was after I sent her a hard copy of a New York Times article that she was quoted in.

Meanwhile, I heard from the instructor at Sea-Tac OSC that two engineers from Microsoft are going to be coming down to run the Hunt the Wumpus project there, which will be great. That article was written by Phil, who works with Evan, who is married to Zoe, who blogs with Gretchen.

Also, yesterday J.P. Stewart came by my office after seeing Gretchen's link to my blog. He considered a blog post, then an internal Microsoft email, before noticing he was in the same building as me. J.P. mentioned he knew Josh who is married to Gretchen who blogs with Zoe who is married to Evan who works with Phil who is going to Sea-Tac OSC to work with Edward who has an advisory committee member me who got an article for Gretchen who blogs with Zoe who is married to Evan [CORE DUMP]

Hey, with all this linkifying, what better time to throw in a gratuitous Scoble link!!

You know, I have a copy of the book More Basic Computer Games which has a version of "Wumpus" from back in 1979. Two versions, actually, the second has an expanded choice of caves. Bats nearby! I smell a draft! I have written about this book before, about how the necessity of supplying the games as BASIC source code was really a precursor of open source, which David Ahl pointed out in the Introduction to the first Basic Computer Games book in 1978: "What happens to a fanatical cult when you open the temple doors and let everyone take the source into their own homes?" Well, what happens is your simple game is still around, expanded and improved, 25 years later.

P.S. If you get the title reference...then you watched too much Cinemax in college!

Posted by AdamBa at October 16, 2004 08:18 AM

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lol. that's too funny.

Posted by: gretchen at October 17, 2004 10:26 PM

Funny indeed....and now you have been scoblized...well in his link blog.

Posted by: J.P. at October 18, 2004 07:51 AM