- MOO stands for MUD-Object-Oriented, though MUD has various interpretations (Multi-User Dungeon, Multi-User Dimension)
- Interactive, real-time environment for interacting with a community of users.
- Takes the paradigm of physical space and movement within space, where one can pick up objects, talk to people, and leave messages. For an example, see PennMOO
- Real-time, very experiential.
- Environment is not anonymous; users are authenticated.
- Any user with a telnet client can participate (if authorized); tinyfugue is a Unix-based client available on several large, campus time-sharing systems that add some additional functionality.
- Information, or objects, can be made accessible only by permitted participants.
- Software needed to participate is character-based and very crude.
- Commands are difficult for beginners (as is common with most command-oriented environments).
Contact: Dr. Noam H. Arzt, email@example.com
Last modified: 01 February 2012