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, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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