All at TN would like to welcome Nick LaLone and Bill Bainbridge on board.
Many of you will already know Nick and William''s work, but for those of you who do not:
Nick is a currently PhD Student in the Information Science and Technology Program at Penn State University. His work centres on the intersection of play, design, literacy, and simulation. As he says "This is a fancy way of saying that I study communication between development teams during design, the impact of literacy and comprehension of virtual environments, and the loss of complexity as we virtualize simulated content."
Bill is a sociologist, coder and author of many books - if you have a decent MMO reference library you probably already have some of them.
I'll let Nick and Bill get cracking with their own posts and / or self introduction and take this opportunity to both welcome them and apologise that it's take me an age to set up their accounts and so denied everyone their fine words.