pacopico writes: Eve Online recently crossed the 500,000 player maker, marking it as one of the oldest, most successful MMOs of all time. Businessweek went to Iceland to get the inside story on CCP, the company behind Eve, and how it helped create this insanely devoted following. The story bills Eve as one of the purest studies in economics and human nature. “It’s part game and part soap opera and part shadow economy,” says Ted Brown, a video game designer and Eve aficionado. “There’s basically a whole virtual society that has emerged inside of Eve.”
I tell them to turn to the study of mathematics, for it is only there that
they might escape the lusts of the flesh.
-- Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain"