William Higinbotham

Willy, was an American physicist, who was credited to have created one of the worlds first video games. Tennis for two.

The ball is affected by gravity and must be played over the net. The game was controlled by an analog computer and "consisted mostly of resistors, capacitors and relays, but where fast switching was needed – when the ball was in play – transistor switches were used.

He is said to have expressed regret that he would more likely be famous for his invention of a game than for his work on nuclear non-proliferation.

He testified on the side Ralph Baer and his Magnavox in court battles.

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