Mr Biffo's Acknowledgements
"In Digitiser's 10-year existence, it has been Mr Biffo's sincere privilege to interact with some splendid types.
By way of a coda to this, the final edition of Digi ever, here is a sincere and slightly sentimental round-up of all the people he'd like to thank for their part in the Digi story.
One way or another every name on the following pages has helped keep him sticking to the pages, in the face of often overwhelming corporate flim-flammery. And then? Then that is it.
TIM MOORE, without whom Digitiser wouldn't have happened in the first place. And if it had, it wouldn't have been even slightly funny.
GAVIN LAMBERT, aka Mr Udders, the unsung hero of Digitiser. He chased the games. He inputted the letters, tips and charts. And he put up with Biffo's frequent, prima donna-fuelled beatings.
ANDY LOWE, then editor of .Net Directory, for giving Biffo his first professional writing work outside of Digitiser.
CHRIS BELL [yay! Thanks, Biffo - Bellston], and DAVID McCAFFERY, whose spendid Digi tribute websites at www.bell101.freeserve.co.uk and http://www.moleman.freeserve.co.uk helped the amnesia, and encouraged Biffo to persevere when enthusiasm waned.
ALEX GARLAND, because his infectious positivity single-handedly encouraged Biffo to restate the funnies for a final, marathon stint of absurdity.
VIOLET BERLIN, Digitiser's first-ever celebrity endorsement, and a lovely person to boot.
JOHN PICKFORD, of developer ZedTwo. A big Digi fan, and a fine chap, but he kindly shone a happy beacon during the darkest period of Digitiser's history. It hasn't been forgotten.
MILES at Sports Interactive, CHARLIE BROOKER, MEV DINC, STE CURRAN, and Teletext's own JUDY REES for all saying nice things at one time or another.
THAT BLOKE who used to send us nude Polaroids of his girlfriend in return for free games.
THE EDGE FORUMITES for some genuinely moving posts over the past few months. There are too many of you to name individually, but every kind word was appreciated, and noted down in a special book.
DIGITISER'S READERS for some equally moving letters, both in the last few weeks, and during the notorious Digigate saga of 2001.
It's going to be very hard to leave this bizarre, extended Digitiser family that has unexpectedly grown up.
TONY MOTT, because he's probably feeling he needs all the love and support he can get this weekend.
ADAM KEEBLE, because we guess we should mention him, even though he thinks Digitiser is only as popular as it is because he once wrote a few reviews for it back in 1994.
TELETEXT'S CURRENT SUB-EDITORS, because, let's face it, you're the most lenient bunch we've ever had, and have let us literally get away with murder over the past month or so. Hip-hip!
THE VARIOUS PR PEOPLE, AND DEVELOPERS WE'VE MET OVER THE YEARS who haven't treated us like we'd just crawled out of their trouser cheese.
Again, too many names to mention, but special big-ups to Stephen Hey, Dene Landucci, Simon and Mark at Bastion, that Reuben guy who used to work for Nintendo, and Thingy with the nice big thighs, who once worked at Konami.
There are more, but it's late, and we're drunk. It's been emotional. Do you se... aw, heck. You know the rest."
Do you know of any important moments from the annals of Digi history that have been omitted? If so, then mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) right now, man. Credit will be duly given for anything that gets put up.