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Ted Dabney, Co-Founder Of Atari And Video Game Pioneer, Dies At 81

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:07 am

Story : https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/06/01/616191252/ted-dabney-co-found





As Samuel Dabney told it, the whole thing began with pizza parlors.

Dabney, who generally went by Ted, and Nolan Bushnell had been working together at an electronics company called Ampex back in the mid-1960s, and Bushnell had an idea for a "carnival-type pizza parlor," Dabney recalled in 2012.

"It's one of these things, you have these ideas and no way you could ever make it happen," he told the Computer History Museum. "I mean, you could barely afford the pizza, much less buy a pizza place."

Turns out he was right — they couldn't afford to start a pizza place, at least not then. But those conversations did start a tumultuous partnership that would, within just a few years, go on to create Atari, introduce Pong as a cultural phenomenon and help blaze a trail for the very medium of video games as we know them today.







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