Elite and Frontier


I have to admit that my romance with computers started as a result of playing Elite on a BBC computer at work. I bought a Commodore 64 and waited patiently for the day Elite was released. It was ages before I saw the game as a set of computer routines, rather than a living galaxy where almost anything was possible. Mr Braben and Mr Bell showed just what could be done with those 8 bit computers, and its a shame that the 16 bit versions of the game were so unimaginative, given the far greater possibilities that the hardware allowed.

Over the years I've had the opportunity to talk to David Braben on occasion, and if you look in Frontier or Frontier: First Encounters you'll find I own a modest establishment in the Eta Cassiopeia system, (see picture).

I also conducted a short interview with David on behalf of the uk playstation newsgroup.

You might also like to try the newsgroup alt.fan.elite


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