MECC or Why Every Kid In America Played Oregon Trail

by alphamonkey on June 12, 2007 · 3 comments

in Uncategorized

Silicon User has an interesting little article on the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (later just known as MECC), a legislature backed group that developed a goodly chunk of the educational software that was so predominant in US school during the mid-late 80s.

  • Reddit
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • nklpht900

    I remember playing Oregon Trail when I was in grade school, but I don’t remember learning anything from playing the game. There were certain RPG elements to the game in the way that the user kinda felt attached to the faceless created characters. I remember I would be devastated when one of my characters would die off.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Personally, all I learned was that the Donner Party was probably justified.

  • theeruditefrog

    In the UK, a company called RM NIMBUS got all the educational hardware contracts – very strange.

Previous post:

Next post: