Phil Gyford

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Friday 24 October 2008

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In the very early 1980s, while I was in the final year at junior school (about 12 years old), our class borrowed a Commodore PET from a nearby secondary school.

We were divided into teams of four and had to plan a trip to Saqara (as I think we spelled it then) to look for hidden treasures. We had to plan the expedition (we hoped to survive mostly on tinned sausages and baked beans) and then we occasionally had our turn on the computer where we had to choose which squares of a monochrome 2D grid to explore.

It was really exciting - the team work for this mission using a COMPUTER! Good to see the place is still providing educational entertainment, although thankfully more sophisticated.