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Infocom games were popular, InfoWorld said, in part because "in offices all over America (more than anyone realizes) executives and managers are playing games on their computers". An estimated 25% had a computer game "hidden somewhere in their drawers", Inc. reported, and they preferred Infocom adventures to arcade games.
Infocom adventures are much easier to hide in plain sight on your screen when your boss walks in.
"Oh, I'm just typing up a document here, boss. Lot's of text in this one."
I remember playing Adventure on a big IBM machine where my mom worked, I guess it would have been in the mid-late-70s or something. That was probably my first interaction with a computer, that I can remember.
They were really cool games. It's almost a shame that new gamers aren't required to start with text adventures and work their way through Atari 2600 games and only then be allowed to play current stuff.
My wife and I have an understanding - when I speak, I'm wrong.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013