There’s nothing like hearing John Humpreys talking about Warlocks on the alarm clock radio for waking up in the morning. Unfortunately I had to haul myself off to work before the actual article in question, but it seems someone’s picked up the Corrupted Blood plague from a couple of years ago, and decided it could offer an insight into real world epidemics (or, as Melmoth put it, “Hey, we can use a simulated world to simulate stuff. Who knew?!”)
I dunno exactly how close the parallels are with a “real” plague, and thus exactly how useful it would be, but I’d hazard a guess that in 1666 London General Chat didn’t look too much like…
“I AM DED WAT TEH HELL”
“GET OFF THE TRADE CHANNEL”
“GET REAL PIECES OF EIGHT NOW AT www.buy-in-game-silver-now.europa”
“HOW I MINE FOR FISH?”
“Y IS EVERYWUN DED?????”
“Anyone know where I can find Samual Pepys’ wife?”
I’m never disappointed by visiting you or Melmoth. You always give my day a good dose of the surreal, which keeps me awake and functioning.
“OMG WTF GOD SUCKS!”
Heh, glad to be of service!