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Old 12-08-2014, 09:21 PM
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Ralph Baer, father of video games, dies at 92

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechcons...mes-dies-at-92
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:03 AM
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Sad news. His work inspired an industry that arguably equals or surpasses the whole movie industry.
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Quote from another forum: "(Antique TV collecting) always seemed to me to be a fringe hobby that only weirdos did."
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:44 AM
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Also an interesting story in patent law. Many engineers said his simple patent for controlling a spot of light on a TV set was obvious to anyone in the field, but it was repeatedly determined that it was innovative and valid as a patent. One comeback was that if it was so obvious, why hadn't anyone published the idea?
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... One comeback was that if it was so obvious, why hadn't anyone published the idea?
I would suggest the answer was the state of electronics in 1966. Digital electronics was in its infancy and formulating an X-Y raster matrix was quite innovative in the mid-60's.
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