RIP Neil Raine

You may not have heard of Neil Raine… sadly neither did I until today. He died on Wednesday in a hang-gliding accident in Spain. His role in the geek world? He was a contributor to RISCOS, the operating system of the Acorn Archimedes range, the first consumer computer to use a RISC processor, way back in the late 80s.

He also contributed a number of games that BBC users might recall, including Hopper, Planetoid and one of my personal favourites, Magic Mushrooms, a platform game that allowed you to design your own levels.

Neil may not have been rich or famous, but geeks like him make an untold contribution to the world of computing. Here’s to you, Neil.

Local news report. RISCOS News Report.

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  1. Jason

    I’m doing this run in memory of Neil who always aimed to be the best he could be at whatever he was doing. It’s my first half marathon, so it’ll be a big personal achievement.

    Your sponsorship money will support the work of Access Sport who aim to get kids off the sofa and active, something of which Neil would have thoroughly approved.

    Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Access Sport will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

    So please sponsor me now!

    Many thanks for your support.

    Frances Raine

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