Friday, August 17, 2007

Harmless Diversion Alert: Zork!

Never having very good hand-eye co-ordination, I didn’t play many video games when I was young. It was embarrassing to be so bad at them. I did, however, like text adventures. My favorite text adventures where by Infocom, synonymous with the Zork series. Imagine my delight at finding Dave Lebling and Marc Leblances Zorks I though III available at:

Download them, unpack, double-click the batch file and you’re smack dab beside the mailbox with the leaflet inside which reads:


ZORK is a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning. In it you will explore
some of the most amazing territory ever seen by mortals. No computer should be
without one!"

I couldn't agree more!

While the CD turns 25 today, L Ron is sticking to vinyl

From today's Times, The industry may dismiss this as a fleeting trend [DRM free Music], but one group is taking it very seriously indeed. Having decided that no digital format is stable enough for posterity, the Church of Scientology has been pressing the collected thoughts of L. Ron Hubbard on to futuristic, nondigital, unbreakable, good old-fashioned vinyl.