10.0513 dark is good

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 20:03:42 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 513.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "Michael P. Orth (Michael Orth)" (8)
Subject: Re: 10.0504 dark side of humanities computing?

One of our correspondents wrote:
> For instance, MOO technology which is used in some Universities to
> create virtual worlds where one is encouraged to let one's fantasy
> go unrestraintedly in full fledge has turned out to be an an adverse
> instrument for pupils' performances. Many youngsters neglect their
> lessons because they spend endless long hours at the Telnet site.

[...but in what sense? --WM]