Video game lovers, meet Ralph Baer
I’m not into video games beyond the occasional round of solitaire or Mahjong, but this was pretty interesting. Boy, how things have changed, huh?
In addition to Mr. Baer’s story, photographer David Friedman has a series of Inventor Portaits covering all kinds of neat stuff (one of the inventors totally looks like Det. Munch from Law & Order: SVU).
Inventor Portrait: Ralph Baer
March 4, 2012
Ralph Baer is sometimes known as the father of video games. One of his early inventions, sold as the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home video game system.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Odyssey, and this week is Ralph Baer’s 90th birthday. So it seemed like a good time to share this video from my interview and shoot with Ralph in which we discuss, among other things, why he’s still inventing at 90 years old. […]