Comments (5) Newest 5 Newest 5 Comments I'm guessing the difference is "high school biology." If you'd been a high school history or computer teacher, you probably would've. It was hugely popular in the late 80s, early 90s with elementary and middle school kids. High schoolers being introduced to computers at that same time were introduced at a different level than Oregon Trail offered, and it was something that kids didn't realise at the time was a widespread cultural phenomenon. It wasn't until those kids got to college and went, "My first time on a computer-" "Woah, you too?" Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) I am aware of the Oregon Trail, but not the computer simulation mentioned here. Must be it never got east where I was. Our first computer was a Wang and it stored information on a cassette. Apple came in soon after and we had 2E's for our school. The one simulation I recall then was "Lemonade Stand". We got into BASIC language and made up little programs for our labs, but nothing as complicated. Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) I'm not surprised, given that your youth was just before the computer era and your career had nothing to do with the oregon trail - why would you have heard of it, unless you had kids that told you about it (which apparently, did not happen) Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) Gee. Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) I taught high school biology in central New York from 1962-1994 and honestly I never heard of this game. Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.) Commenting is closed. Click here to view up to the first 100 of this post's 5 comments We hope you like this article! Please help us grow by sharing: Tweet Get Updates In Your Inbox Free weekly emails, plus get access to subscriber-only prizes. We won't share your email. You can cancel at any time.