A once in a lifetime day at ARM celebrating the Beeb@30
And I was very happy to see one of my all time favourite games on display – Elite!
There were two panel sessions on the day, both entitled “The People Who Made it Happen: BBC Micro Development Team”. The panel consisted of Chris Curry, Hermann Hauser, Stephen Furber, Andrew Hopper, Nick Toop, Chris Turner, Sophie Wilson and others.
Hermann’s talk was very interesting and had lots of anecdotes. Below is a video of his talk I recorded (it runs for about 15 minutes):
The panel was moderated by Chris Searle, who was one of the presenters of the BBC TV programme The Computer Programme and then it’s successors Making the Most of the Micro and Micro Live. These were some of my favourite TV shows as a kid. Unfortunately Chris’s co-presenter, Ian McNaught-Davis wasn’t well enough to attend.
The panel sessions were very interesting, but it was a little surprising that no-one really asked questions about the BBC Micro, although there were lots of other interesting topics!