So shocked to hear of Steve's passing.
My enduring memory of him was meeting him (at Euston I think) with one of the first mobile phones clutched to his ear; they really were the size of a brick, and almost as heavy!
His Micromouse articles on Prestel/Micronet 800 inspired me to run my own (irregular) comment and news pages on Prestel; I ended up working for Micronet myself, left home and moved to London to rent a room from his friend of his (and the standby Micromouse,) We spoke many times, although not as much as we should have over the last few years.
Steve, you were a great chap, a good friend, an amazing writer, and you will be sorely missed.
(And you never did dig out those microdrives with the saved Prestel pages you promised me!)
Rob (once known as "The Mad Sysop".)