Netrek

In my second year at St Andrews (1990-1991) our college got its first PC classroom; actually it was a Mac classroom.

This was in the days before the World Wide Web, and none of us had email addresses, but the computers were networked, which for us meant two things:

  1. All ten Macs could be connected to one laser printer
  2. We could play a networked Star Trek-inspired computer game against one another

For years I couldn’t remember the name of the game. Until I chanced upon an article in a PC magazine just now.

The game was Netrek, and it’s still available. Fantastic!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 50 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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