MUD-creator Richard Bartle on TV

To my surprise, catching up on University Challenge, I saw a panelist and thought, Hey I recognise that guy! It was Richard Bartle, famous of course as the progenitor of MUDs. University Challenge is a UK programme that sets two university teams against one another in a test of deviously hard cultural and scientific knowledge. This was an alumni Christmas edition for those who have become semi-important figures, hence Bartle’s appearance.

Anyway, those in Britain can watch it on iPlayer, otherwise some kind chap has already uploaded it to youtube.

Bartle’s team won 140-90, beating the more prestigious Christ’s College Cambridge by a fair bit.

Nice find :slight_smile: