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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Some New Stuff On Gaming

Some new links on gaming from my Bloglines that I wanted to get out there...

Links for 2006-05-31 [Furl]

Innovate - MMOGs as Learning Environments: An Ecological Journey into Quest Atlantis and The Sims Online
And a second one...

Game Theory As Useful as Critical Theory for Business
By Platypus Matt on game theory

Well, it looks like I'm not the only smuck who can't make head nor tails of game theory: businesses don't get it and aren't using it either. "Can you think of any examples of real, live companies that have consciously applied game-theoretical concepts to a real business problem?" You can guess the answer: Nada. Of course, there are various ways to hedge on the question. For instance, perhaps people are using game theory but just don't realize it. That's what I tell my students about postmodernism: "If you think you're not using it, that's precisely because you are using it!" Duh. read more
Until next time...

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