CBE for BBC Computer-Dude
From: vnunet.com 02/01/08
"Professor Steve Furber has been awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours for his work in bringing PCs into UK homes.
Professor Furber is best known for his work at Acorn Computers, where he helped to design the BBC Microcomputer in 1981.
The device became particularly successful as an educational tool, and was one of the first machines to be widely used in people's homes."
Oh boy. I remember using one of these monsters back at primary school and geez, it was nearly as bad as my reptilian Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus. The 'Plus' by the way, actually denoted that that particular model came bundled with extra headaches, annoyances and problems.
Still, I vaguely remember that the BBC computer at my school had a few quirky games with it. I particularly recall one featuring a witch of some description. Quite fitting, really, given some of my early female teachers.