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  • #2956

    Aphra K
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    Ok, this is testing the limits of my sociological brain –

    I am writing something on the history of games and Steven Poole in Trigger Happy attributes the first game to a William Higinbotham at the Brookhaven National Lab in 1958..I’ve no problem with that..but it was on ‘an analogue computer’..

    I dunno..I am talking about ‘digital games’ so strictly I guess you can’t have a digital game on an analogue computer..

    or can you??

    Aphra.

  • #10444

    Anonymous

    Aphra

    A conundrum to be sure, but it’s a great story…

    http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/history/higinbotham.htm

    I guess it’s not strictly a digital game but it is certainly a computer game. Video game would be stretching it.

    Imagine if he hadn’t done it. We’d all be working for Magnavox!

    Peter

  • #10519

    Anonymous

    first analog electronic circuits, then digital, next stage: biological computer gaming

  • #10520

    Anonymous

    http://dcoward.best.vwh.net/analog/

    If you can makes sense of it…….I’ll give you a gold star! ;)

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