intensely fascinating article in ny times magazine about chinese gold farmers in world of warcraft. Interesting tidbits: Nick Yee, an M.M.O. scholar based at Stanford, has noted the unsettling parallels (the recurrence of words like “vermin,” “rats” and “extermination”) between contemporary anti-gold-farmer rhetoric and 19th-century U.S. literature on immigrant Chinese laundry workers. Min’s English is… Continue reading Untitled