Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oregon Trail forever, dude

Here's a fun nostalgia trip for some of my readers:

The Top 10 Most Influential Educational Video Games from the 1980s

An early version of Oregon Trail that my school had was written in Applesoft BASIC. This was very fun, because Grishnash and I were quite proficient in Applesoft BASIC back in our elementary school days. This meant that we could hack it and make it say naughty things to the player. Then the teacher found out Oregon Trail had been vandalized. Naturally, she asked Grishnash and I, the most knowledgeable computer geeks in the class, if we could fix it. Of course we obliged. Looking back, I suspect our teacher new we were the original defacers, but we never really got in trouble for it because we were otherwise pretty well behaved.

2 Comments:

OpenID jdm314 said...

I was recently planning on sending you an Oregon Trail blog entry, but now I've lost it.

5:34 AM, October 21, 2008  
Blogger Sarah said...

Very cute story.

5:43 AM, October 21, 2008  

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