Given that IF has its roots in gaming, the projects I see are either gaming based or creative writing based. I am curious to know if anyone knows of any IF project that has a non-entertainment based objective. Is the project serious and in-use, or is it a concept that someone is twiddling? If so, why was IF chosen over the many other methods of experiencing information?
If it’s not clear what I’m asking, a sample answer might be like this:
“We use an IF interface to help guests find books in our library. There are other methods of doing this, but we have found that our specialized customer base feels most comfortable exploring the virtual library by text. Also, our librarians can easily update the system without the use of an expensive programmer.”
If this has been discussed in another thread, feel free to point me to it. Is there a site where several of these kinds projects are posted?