October 22, 2001
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Let such teach others, who themselves excel

Jessica Mulligan describes the corruption of the software trade press. (She's talking about the game industry, but the same problem pervaded the software trade magazines while they had influence and circulation. Now, they just don't seem to matter much.) "Just as I've always thought it is a conflict of interest for the game mags to rely on advertising dollars from the very companies whose products they review, I've always felt that those who write . . . about games should have helped make at least one." Thanks, Lisbeth Klastrup!

Mulligan writes for Skotos, a developer of text-dominant Web games. Many seem intriguing; has anyone played them? I'm trying to figure out their business model, thus far without success.