Status Quo dominated the headlines, with OBEs awarded to three-chord strummers Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, but the New Year Honours List 2010 also featured a handful IT professionals.
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Dr Andrew Herbert, managing director of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, received an OBE.
Rodney Cousens, CEO of Codemasters, received a CBE for services to the industry, and Paul Jackson, who heads the British Association of Entertainment Software (ELSPA), which represents the games industry, received an OBE.
A version of this story appeared in MicroScope