Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games by Edward Castronova

Jun 28th, 2015
Studypool Tutor
Alabama State University
Course: general
Price: $30 USD

Tutor description

From EverQuest to World of Warcraft, online games have evolved from the exclusive domain of computer geeks into an extraordinarily lucrative staple of the entertainment industry. People of all ages and from all walks of life now spend thousands of hours—and dollars—partaking in this popular new brand of escapism. But the line between fantasy and reality is starting to blur. Players have created virtual societies with governments and economies of their own whose currencies now trade against the dollar on eBay at rates higher than the yen. And the players who inhabit these synthetic worlds are starting to spend more time online than at their day jobs.

Word Count: 419
Showing Page: 1/2
The Gorilla Game: Picking Winners in High TechnologybyGeoffrey A. MooreThe Possibilities Are Staggering:Had you invested $10,000 in Cisco Systems back in early 1990, your investment would now be worth $3,650,000Similarly, a $10,000 investment made in Microsoft in 1986 would be valued at more than $4,721,000 today$10,000 invested in Yahoo! in 1996 would today be worth $317,000How do you get in on those dealsespecially if you're not a Silicon Valley insider? How do you buy the high-tech win-ners and avoid the losers? How do you find the Yahoo!s, Microsofts, and Ciscos of tomorrow?

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Excellent job "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1820 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors