Re: #WWW on IRC

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9306252327.AA23526@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: #WWW on IRC 
In-Reply-To: Nathan Torkington's message of Sat, 26 Jun 93 11:00:47 +1200.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1993 18:27:13 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
I agree.  I've even been thinking about using one for doing customer
support at BSDI.  Customers could log into the MUD and get patches,
info, open bugs, check out reported bugs, open problem reports (for
those with support), maybe even chat with developers on occasion.

I think MUDs are great.  A WWW<->MUD gateway would be even better.
Someone needs to write WWWmud that uses HTML to build the interface
(problem is MUD's are interactive, when are we going to have iHTML? :-)
Still it could be done with some compromises.

Anyone want to hack "ihttp://..." into their browser? :-)

> Lou Montulli writes:
> > I thought that the MUD idea was humorous :)
> Don't laugh -- MUDs are just a first cut at a simulated world (VR is
> such an over-used term), and they don't necessarily have to be filled
> with hacking and slashing.  Indeed, I think you're about to find out
> how good they can be for:
>  -- multiway chat,
>  -- simple user-interfaces,
> and
>  -- development.
> Nat