Details of The Plot 

Details of The Plot

So there's this guy, right. His name is Andrew Plotkin. Here is his website. The thing is, almost once a month, when I'm rrandomly surfing the net, I end up there somehow.

The first time was when I was looking for rules for the game Werewolf or Mobsters as the people I know who knew it called it. Next I was reading about the game Icebreaker, and here I quickly learned that he was involved with the Macintosh Port of it. Finally, after deciding I wanted to write an Interactive Fiction Adventure (a project that I never got around to) I saw that Andrew Plotkin had won the Interactive Fiction Contest. There have been several other encounters with me and his website I'm sure, but I can't recall them.

I never really looked into what was going on here, until I was one day looking at the KGB website. For those of you who don't know, the KGB are a student group here at Carnegie Mellon that can best be described as a bunch of CS folks who do all kinds of ubergeeky and slightly Discordian activities. They are especially known for their underground tours of CMU and games of capture the flag with stuff. If you closely examine the credits of the game, you'll see that, indeed, Andrew Plotkin created that game. Of course it follows that Andrew Plotkin was once a student at Carnegie Mellon, who I assume has long since graduation vacated the university.

Anyway, I have this feeling, based on the synchronicities that keep leading me back onto his massive website, that one day I'm going to run into him. That will be a strange day indeed.

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Comment another bloody monday and again if it wasnt reading these messages i dont know what I would do

Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:42 pm MST by bob

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