Friday, December 17, 2004

Nerd Power

Virtual gaming worlds overtake Namibia

"You may think that when you spend time in online game worlds such as Everquest or Star Wars Galaxies, you are just enjoying yourself.

But analysis of how long people spend in the games and what they do there has shown that game-playing has a significant economic value too.

According to the analysis this gaming activity has a gross economic impact equivalent to the GDP of the Southern African nation of Namibia."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3570224.stm

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