Monday, March 8, 2010

March 8

If you know the name Ralph H Baer, you probably know too much about video games. He's the inventor of the first video game console (The "Odyssey"), from which all video game systems are derived. Sure, that deserves props, especially with how hard his team fought to get credit for their work. Baer touches on those legal fights in an article about the creation of the SIMON game, which is what I'm thanking him for on his birthday.
I mean, video games are nice and all, but back in the day, SIMON was the shizz:

Now, who doesn't want to be Johnny?

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