Habitat, and its final version Club Caribe, was one of the world's first MMORPGs: an immersive, graphical, virtual world populated by C64 users in real time through the Quantumlink Network. Randy Farmer is one of the original architects of that world, and he remains involved in maintaining the project to this day. He joins AJ and Joerg to talk about the challenges behind creating the original Habitat, as well as resurrecting it, and the unique ways in which it has influenced culture, law, and modern MMORPGs. (Interview begins at 12:00)
The world is a weird place right now, and censorship of the press has become widespread. Reporters Without Borders have created a unique way to get around this: censored articles become uncensored books inside Minecraft. AJ and Joerg talk to Reporters Without Borders' Kristin Baesse about The Uncensored Library, and how it, and Minecraft, is being used to bring the truth back into countries without press freedom. (Interview begins at 21:00)
Habitat was one of the precursors of the modern MMORPG: in the 1980s and 1990s, it was an immersive graphical world populated by C64 users in real-time, through the Quantumlink network. AJ and Joerg talk to developer Steve Salevan about the challenges in resurrecting Habitat and why this unique chapter of computing history is important today.