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Old 03-07-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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I actually remember going into Radio Shack and seeing this. Of course my first computer was a TRS-80 with the optional cassette tape drive.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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I spent hours and hours typing an Adventure game into a TRS80, for storage onto the cassette tape. I then spent even more hours deconstructing how the code worked, and writing my own "adventure" scenario using that framework.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:25 PM   #7
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:09 PM   #9
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Infocom and Scott Adams Adventure ... The two popular text adventure brands for the TRS-80. I used to play them when I owned a TRS-80 Model I.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:59 AM   #10
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Infocom and Scott Adams Adventure ... The two popular text adventure brands for the TRS-80. I used to play them when I owned a TRS-80 Model I.
I still play adventure games (generally called "interactive fiction", these days, even though Jon disapproves ) on my Pocket PC. Infocom interpreters are available for pretty much every hardware platform.
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Who would ever have guessd that there would be SUCH a pack of geeks on a electronic book readin... oh, yeah... nevermind.

I'm playing this really long RPG game now called "Cubicle" where you go back and forth between boxes trying to earn a paycheck by pressing little buttons all day.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:39 AM   #12
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:56 AM   #13
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I'm playing this really long RPG game now called "Cubicle" where you go back and forth between boxes trying to earn a paycheck by pressing little buttons all day.
DH and I play the home version.... no boxes.
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Who would ever have guessd that there would be SUCH a pack of geeks on a electronic book readin... oh, yeah... nevermind.

I'm playing this really long RPG game now called "Cubicle" where you go back and forth between boxes trying to earn a paycheck by pressing little buttons all day.
Serious question: I'm a big fan of the "Dilbert" cartoon series. Do people in American companies REALLY work in "cubicles", like in Dilbert? Here in the UK, virtually all offices are "open plan" so everyone's out in the open.
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Ever see the movie Office Space...welcome to the typical AmeriCorp....it sux. It is also one of the reasons I left the AmeriCorps world a couple decades ago for consulting. No more cubicles...ever!

But to answer your question...yup...cubicles are pretty much the norm...some designs are more open then others but as a rule it's horrible.
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