Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Is The Mittani The New Ken Lay?

Apparently the GoonSwarm Shrugged Gallente Ice Interdiction operation is more significant than an event that actually enticed The Mittani to log in and play Eve Online.  Indiana University's Edward Castronova, a leading scholar of virtual worlds, posted a blog comparing the Goons' operation to the Enron scandal from 10 years ago.  Here is the money quote:
"But now if someone asks me whether an important policy and regulatory issue can be replicated in a virtual world, I can say that some players replicated energy market manipulation just for kicks."

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