Text adventures and interactive fiction, despite what everyone else might tell you, will never die. Not as long as people care for stories and enjoy playing around with text. Not as long as Infocom, Level 9 and Magnetic Scrolls are remembered and definitely not as long as the vibrant, modern interactive fiction community keeps creating dozens of excellent new games.
What's more, you can enjoy the world of text adventuring on your Android phone too with the help of the brilliant Twisty app. It is absolutely free, comes bundled with one of the best horror adventures I've ever played and supports everything from Infocom's classics to modern day freebies. Get it over at the Android Market.