While not entirely contradicting the source you suggest, this page suggests around origin, http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Zork
"Originally, 'Zork' was a name that any unfinished program around MIT got. When the game was finished the implementors called it Dungeon, but people went on calling it Zork, so the name stuck (not an unusual course of events for software and other high-tech products with entrenched 'working titles')."
Hope this helps!

Howard Feldman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I seem to remember reading somewhere that Zork was named after a mid-70's poetry
book called 'A Hastily Thrown Together Bit of Zork'. Can't seem to find where I
read it with google. Does anyone know if this is true? Does anyone have the
book? Is it also true that only 150 copies of the book were released into
general circulation? Just wondered how 'collectible' the book is, since Ive
never seen it.

Howard Feldman, Author of The Search for Freedom
A Computer Fantasy Role-Playing Game
Visit its Homepage at http://home.golden.net/~feldman/SearchForFreedom/

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