created by Bruce Sterling
in Time Digital's
special issue from 2026. Described as the spawn of a proprietary data-management system
twists and turns, arcane organizational systems
, and baroque file hierarchies
" it's apparently a lucrative hobby among "truffleheads", who gather at "mudholes" to hunt...well, it's never quite explained. A high-scoring move is a "countercore jacksplot", and without a constant stream of "mudpuppies" (newbies
), the game would "cease to be an industry".
Sounds like a basic pyramid scheme to me.