At 1:12 PM -0600 1/6/06, Jeff Larson wrote: > >Ah Adventure, I think I had to retake a college course because of that >one. >It actually predates the Commodore 64, the first version was released in >1977, >was written in Fortran, and ran on mainframes and what were at the time >called >"minicomputers". Zork shares some of the same DNA but came along >afterward. > >If anyone is interested (and gosh, who wouldn't be?) there is a history >of the >game here: > > http://www.csd.uwo.ca/Infocom/Articles/NZT/zorkhist.html Heh! Not really loop-related, but a fun read nonetheless! I'd mention playing Star Trek on a mainframe in a campus lab that didn't even have monitors (the interface was entirely through those big yard-long dot-matrix printers), but that's really starting to make me feel old. ;) Thanks Jeff!!! --m. -- _______ "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike..."