Lecture 13: Media and Diversity cont'd

Lecture 13: Media and Diversity cont'd - Baer first...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COMPUTER Development of Computers as Mass Media 0. 0. Konrad Zuse (1910-1995) – was a construction engineer for Henschel Aircraft Company in Berlin, Germany at the beginning of WWII. 1. given credit as inventor of the modern computer for his series of automatic calculators, which he invented to help him with his lengthy engineering calculations. 2. 2. 1946: John Mauchly & J Presper Eckert developed ENIAC I (Electrical Numerical Integrator And Calculator). 3. Computer development sponsored primarily by the U.S. Government for military uses. Fast Development 0. In 1967, Ralph Baer wrote the first video game played on a television set, a game called Chase. Ralph Baer was then part of Sanders Associates, a military electronics firm. Ralph
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Unformatted text preview: Baer first conceived of his idea in 1951 while working for Loral, a television company. 1. It took 500 engineers and technicians to build the first video game console 2. Funded by the Pentagon, where they wanted a game to teach strategy and reflex-type skills Computer Games Come Home 0. 1971 – Nolan Bushnell together with Ted Dabney, created first arcade game, Computer Space, based on Steve Russell's earlier game, Spacewar! 1. Pong – created by Nolan Bushnell (with help from Al Alcorn) a year later (in 1972). 2. Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney started Atari Computers that same year. 3. 3. 1975: Atari re-released Pong as a home video game....
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