How Multi-User Dungeons taught me to program
Carl Tashian
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This is more or less my experience! I started coding on MUDs around age 12, ran several games, contributed to several codebases. For me the allure was with LPMuds, though I did produce a string of snips for ROM and Merc codebases (yeah, like a lot of us I also hacked a bit on GodWars when it was leaked).

MUDs allowed me to interact with programmers from around the world…not bad for a kid living out in the sticks at the other end of a 14.4 ;)

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