Alternative History

I like playing city building games cause it’s the one time you really can play god and no one can get upset about being bossed around or manipulated by you. Like any god, once things stop going my way, when the peasants are revolting, the crops are burning and the armies are refusing to fight, I pull the plug and start over. Isn’t that what gods do?

Another time you can play god is when you rewrite history. Change something and write about how things carry on from there. Of course, you can still bend it all to your will, as you see it. Facts can only get you so far.

Alternate History.com
Counter-Factual.net
Google Groups: Soc.history.what-if
Today in Alternate History
Wikia: Alternate History
Alt Hist
Other Timelines
Uchronia: The Alternate History List
Uchronia:Sidewise Awards for Alternate History
Changing the Times
Point of Divergence
Wikipedia: Alternate History
Wikipedia: Counterfactual History
Hypothetical History

Googlized

My new blog tenant is a Google fan. I still like Google, in spite of the coypright thing. However, I wonder at what point they will jump the shark.

It’s great that they have turned the old Usenet and it’s archives into Google Groups but it’s all so choked in spam that I long ago gave up reading them. Can’t Google put some of the spaminator they use with Gmail to work on Google Groups?