Happy Birthday, MUD! And Mom!
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Forenoon watch, 4 bells (10:28 am)

According to Richard Bartle, today is MUD's 30th birthday! Today is also my mom's birthday!

I started playing different MUDs years ago, and they took up way too much of my time. But I really did love playing, and my time on various servers inspired me to start writing my own. And someday I'll finish that project, but for now I pay homage to the ancestor of online, virtual worlds that has inspired so many other projects as well as my own. You should read the whole post about MUD's birthday, it has interesting history and lots of Richard's own observations about why such a thing isn't really celebrated, or really even talked about very much.

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