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Classic videogame Elite is 25 years old. The article includes a nice video showing co-author David Braben playing the original game.

To fit such a huge game into only a few kilobytes of memory was a fantastic achivement; not only that, but Elite pretty much invented both the space sim and the open-ended sim. I didn't play much Elite, but the sequel, Frontier, totally sucked me in. (Just thinking about it, I now have the Frontier title music in my head. Heh. I found a nice remake of the Frontier title sequence, complete with music, so you can enjoy it too).

If you'd like to play Elite, there's a decent open-source remake called Oolite. I tried it a while ago; it has a steep difficulty curve.

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My brother wrote the cover story for last week's issue of Public Finance magazine. He even has his name on the cover. Woot!