yakmans_dad: That's a trigger. There's a great Eddie Izzard bit where he talks about people restoring parts of Miami to just the way it was FIFTY YEARS AGOOOOO. The wife and I are so idiotic that whenever the phrase pops up, it's FIFTY YEARS AGOOOOO.
UNC_Samurai: By 5th grade we moved on to Odell Lake, because you could complete a play-through in enough time that you had 2-3 chances to rack up a high score to compare to your friends.
mononymous: 50 years ago, subby? 50 years ago was 1971, when subby's mom's bush was as big as a tumbleweed.
UNC_Samurai: We didn't really get introduced to Oregon trail until the third grade computer lab, around '88 or so. But computer lab was always effectively 45 minutes of playing time, and there was no way to save, so Oregon Trail hit a plateau as far as entertaining us.
UNC_Samurai: I do like the trend of sociologists defining the mini-generation between Gen X and Millenials as "The Oregon Trail Generation". It captures a key component of this generation's dichotomy. We came of age in the late 80s and 90s, growing up with technology but not social media. We can adapt to most changes in tech, but we don't have the incriminating pictures and tweets from when we were 15.
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Nick el Ass: The most fun I had in middle school was playing Oregon Trail in computer class, and coming up with stuff to put on my tombstone.
bostonguy: mononymous: 50 years ago, subby? 50 years ago was 1971, when subby's mom's bush was as big as a tumbleweed.Someone did not RTFA.
yet_another_wumpus: Ok, just RTFAed. Interesting story. Never played Oregon Trail, but assume that most of the game could work on a teletype. Not sure how big it would be, but it wasn't included in BASIC Computer Games or More BASIC Computer Games (presumably like Adventure and Zork, it was copyrighted and/or written in something other than BASIC. Or possibly just to big to type in).
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