From Boing Boing:

R.A. Montgomery, co-author and publisher of the long-running children’s book series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” which allowed generations of kids to choose from dozens of possible story endings, recently died at his home in Vermont. He was 78, and the cause of death was not disclosed.

“Choose Your Own Adventure” books were an important cultural predecessor to online games and internet narratives that allowed users to play a role in determining the outcome of their own experience.

As the computer age unfolded, Montgomery’s interests expanded to new technology, according to an obituary published on the “Choose Your Own Adventure” website.

More here. Rest in peace, Choose Your Own Adventure Guy. That was a pretty cool idea you had. It made the world a better place.

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