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Comment: Bartle was NOT the first. /. should know better. (Score 2) 99

by platohistory (#43953233) Attached to: Gaming Roots: MUD and the Birth of MMOs
Bartle has made a career out of claiming he created the first MUD. He didn't. His claim is similar to the guy claiming he invented email. Both created programs that happened to have those names, MUD and in the other case, EMAIL. Somehow this makes them the inventors of it simply because of the filenames they chose. The fact is, MUDs were alive and well and thriving already on the PLATO system years before Bartle got involved. I am disappointed that Slashdot doesn't call Bartle on this.

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