Courtesy Slashdot comes a look at the history of MECC and Oregon Trail. From the article:

MECC was for many years one of the major producers of educational content including courseware, videos and educational computer games for the Apple II … MECC was instrumental in ensuring the U.S. was ahead and invested sufficiently in educational computing. MECC was best known for The Oregon Trail, an early educational game based on the historic migration route used by pioneers to settle new parts of the United States during the 19th century. The organization later introduced other titles including Amazon Trail, Lemonade Stand, Odell Down Under, Number Munchers and Dinopark Tycoon.

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