March 10th, 2006

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Linguistics; medical metaphors; gaming; recommended link...

Recommended, and especially appropriate in the context of our recent discussion of the Healing Is War/Combat metaphor: "The Healing Game," at http://www.raphkoster.com/2006/03/02/the-healing-game .

(And thanks to Wikipedia, I now know what MMORPG means.)


Note: This item was e-mailed to me, and I'd like to credit and thank the e-mailer here -- but I'm not sure I'm free to do that, and I don't want to violate his privacy. If you send me something off-LJ and you don't tell me that I'm free to identify you, I'll honor that and keep your identity to myself; if you want to be credited, therefore, please be sure you let me know.
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Personal note....

Things have suddenly gotten very complicated here, because my agent called late yesterday afternoon and needs a complicated "talking points paper" from me instantly, if not sooner. This is good news in the sense that it's work I'm pleased to have, but it crowds me a tad. I plan to post later today; if that doesn't happen, you'll know it's because I found myself producing more staying-silent points than talking points.

Moving right along....
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Recommended link, circuitously and a-geekily identified....

I give up -- I' have been trying to figure it out, but I can't do this in any elegant way, and I've run out of time. I am just going to be primitively messy here, sketching my hieroglyphs in the cybersand...

To get a terrific 51-page PDF by Ralph Koster: you go to http://www.theoryoffun.com , you scroll all the way down the page to the header that reads "What is A Theory of Fun?", and then you click on the link that says "a talk called 'A Theory of Fun.'