This site archives the course material and online class discussions for ENGL 343, a course offered in Fall 2005 at George Mason University that focused on digital writing and electronic literature.
When you play Zork, I recommend setting up an account, so you can retrieve your saved games. You can play for a bit, save your game, then come back later and pick up where you left off.
To create an account, type "login" at the prompt and follow the directions. You’ll have to submit a username and password, then type "yes" to apply as a new user. After that, you can save and restore games. The command to save is "save" (w/o quotation marks) and to restore your game, type "restore" at the prompt.
Also, here’s a PDF file of the old Zork manual, which might be useful.
This is the class blog and website for ENGL 343, a course in the English Department at George Mason University which focuses on digital textuality, new media, and experiments with narrative and technology.