Over on Broken Toys, there’s a post about an article criticizing Richard Bartle. It’s a post that spawned more than 400 comments!
But, I don’t want to talk about capitalism or RMT or any of that this time. No, the more important lesson is how easy it is for someone to forget that there are real human beings on the other side of the network. It’s easy to throw around words intended to insult like “intrinsic Marxist” when you don’t acknowledge that the other person has feelings, too. This seems especially common when the target of criticism is considered a developer.