Welcome to Once and Future Tech! This is a site dedicated to an exploration of our digital past. As with other forms of art, computer hardware and software represent important elements of our cultural heritage. Here, we review both popular classics and obscure shareware. Enjoy your stay and be sure to follow us on Twitter @oncefuturetech.

In this first episode, we return to an old favourite, Battle Chess! Interplay’s seminal digitisation of Chess represents just one more interpretation of a game that has been adapting to cultural contexts for over 2000 years.