Pong Turns 40

Pong!This past Wednesday the gaming company Atari 1 turned 40 years old. 2

“We were going to build a driving game,” Bushnell said in a 1983 Playboy interview. “But I thought it was too big a step for him to go from not knowing what a video game was to that. So I defined the simplest game I could think of, which was a tennis game, and told him how to build it. I thought it was going to be a throwaway, but when he got it up and running, it turned out to be a hell of a lot of fun.”

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  1. Which translates from the Japanese as “Attack!”, as any beginning Go player knows.
  2. Doesn’t seem possible, does it?

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