GET LAMP is here
ragooman at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 15:53:15 CDT 2010
On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> Okay, I get the reference to Colossal Cave, but what does this have
> to do with microcomputers, as the introduction seems to imply? I
> recall that the original was done on a DECSystem 10, not a micro. (A
> DEC FE got me a tape of the source and database and I converted it to
> run on a CDC 6000 series machine--I should have been fired for all
> the lost company time that resulted, but somehow I escaped).
I think don't they neglect the origins. I would say that since the advent of
the microprocessor in the 70s, the market essentially bursted into a much
wider audience, since more home microcomputers were made than any other
category (mini's, big iron, etc) and allowed more people to have the text
adventure experience - more than just those of us in the industry.
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