article ref to 50th birthday of video games

wgungfu at uwm.edu wgungfu at uwm.edu
Wed Oct 15 17:50:44 CDT 2008


Except both are computer games, not video games, despite the PR move by some
companies to push them as otherwise.  This was already all hashed out in the
courts.

Marty

Quoting Paul_Koning at Dell.com:

> Neat.  That predates the PDP-1 "spacewar" game, which I had thought of as the
> oldest.  And it may still be the oldest video game on a digital computer.
>
> 	paul
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On
> Behalf Of Brent Hilpert
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:17 PM
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: article ref to 50th birthday of video games
>
> Old news for many here perhaps, but here's a writeup about physicist William
> Higinbotham's creation of "Tennis-for-two" at Brookhaven Labs in 1958:
>
>   http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/10/15/tech-games.html
>
> Mentions how the initial inspiration came from reading the manual for an
> analog
> computer and how it could be used for ballistic trajectory calculations.
>
>






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