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I'm glad that Drobe picked up the story of the untimely death of Neil Raine.

I happened to notice an article about it in the Bristol edition of free newspaper 'Metro' yesterday. At the time I was on my way to a job interview and when the interviewer asked me how I first became interested in programming I produced the bit I had torn out of the newspaper and explained that he and other programmers from the early 8-bit days of Acorn had been inspirational. After all, I still remembered his name after all these years!

I loved Magic Mushrooms - it provided countless hours of fun for me and later my younger brother. Especially with the inclusion of a level editor the possibilities were almost endless.

There is also a thread about Neil's death on usenet: [link] /comp.sys.acorn.misc/browse _thread/thread/334a6abd7e406524 /535fc9344939aa2

Curious that none of the print media journalists seem to have picked up on the fact that he was a moderately well-known computer programmer. I can't help feeling that if he were a published author in the conventional sense then this would have been mentioned.

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 22/3/06 5:32PM
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