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Back again from a gruelling expedition in the Dutch mountains.
Although we had bikes with electric support and did not bike for more than about 30 km, the batteries were drained completely during a trip across the Belgian border in the "Voerstreek" !
Nevertheless our stay in the province of Limburg was very enjoyable, our location near the so-called "three-country point" allowed us to undertake interesting biking trips to the German town of Aachen and a part of Belgium called the "Voerstreek" which made us feel like being in France as this part of Belgium is French speaking.
Also Limburg itself is very attractive, has nice cities like Maastricht, beautiful countryside, marl caves and last but not least "zuurvlees" (sour meat)
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.