Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Secret and Expensive

Andy Carvin:

A San Francisco-based startup named Grockit is working stealthily on what they call an MMOLG - a Massively Multiplayer Online Learning Game. What the game is and how educational it will be remains to be seen, but venture capitalists are throwing money at them. [...]

Will they succeed? I have no idea, and pretty much no one else does either, since what exactly they’re creating is still a closely held secret.

I'm going to go way out on a limb here and predict this won't succeed. Stealthy and expensive are not the future.

The nice thing about reading Andy's blog is that it is like getting a little transmission directly from 1998 every week. Gives me a nice nostalgic feeling, like watching the Pens go deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs, except not, you know, exciting.

2 comments:

RichSkyline said...

I haven't laughed this hard at one of your posts in a long time. Nice job.

There are a lot of bloggers stuck in the 90's, by the way. What really hurts is when people in school districts that get to make the decisions are also stuck in the 90s :-(

Sylvia said...

Apparently they used to be an online test prep company. They did that for a whole 6 months before giving up and changing to "Learning 2.0"

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/30/grockit-gets-8-million-more-for-mysterious-learning-game/