By Judy Kurtz - 10/19/11 11:39 PM EDT
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is speaking the language of computer-crazed kids of the 1980s.
While pushing for digital surveillance reform at a Tech Fair with the Center for Democracy and Technology at the Capitol on Tuesday, Wyden recalled the love that 30-somethings express for the classic computer game “The Oregon Trail.”
“People come up to me and say, ‘God, I was kind of a nerd. I stayed inside and I loved playing “Oregon Trail.” And I just hoped I didn’t get dysentery and die,’ ” Wyden said.
The senator also seems to be a fan himself, revealing that he’s hooked on a downloaded version of “Oregon Trail” on his iPhone.