Rebels defeat the Empire (again) by giving BB-8 an API
When I was fourteen, the Personal Computer didn’t exist. Even the famed ‘microcomputer’ only existed in the hands of a few hobbyists who laboriously soldered chips onto boards communicating over an S-100 bus. But a friend’s father ran a data centre and when he went in on Saturdays to run the backups he brought us along. We spent hours playing the interactive ‘Startrek’ game, pecking our commands into DECWriter II line printers. That’s where I fell in love with computers, and knew I’d spent the rest of my life playing with them.