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.
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