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A Black Man Developed the First Cartridge Video Game Console | Jerry Lawson

Published on 26 Jul 2020 / In Education

Tech History | Jerry Lawson

This short black history documentary profiles African-American inventor Gerald "Jerry" Lawson, who was the chief hardware engineer and director of engineering and marketing for Fairchild Semiconductors's video game division. Lawson led the development of the Fairchild Channel F, which was released in 1976. The Channel F was the first video game console designed to use cartridges, called "Videocarts". Jerry Lawson was the only black video game developer in the early history of Silicon Valley.

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Blacktivated Melanin
Blacktivated Melanin 2 months ago

Too bad he created for a white company which we continue to do til this day. And his family never seen any residuals from his creations.

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