A major figure in the world of entertainment has sadly taken his last breath. According to reports, Ted Dabney has left this life at the age of 81.
Dabney is best known for being a co-founder of Atari and healing to create the hit console game known as Pong. His contributing work has helped shape the gaming and entertainment industry into the massive platform it is today.
"At a time when computers — the main arena then for programmers working to build games — could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece, Mr. Dabney spurned them altogether. Instead, he tinkered in a workshop he had set up in his daughter's bedroom and used plywood and fake mahogany paneling to build Atari's first consoles," reported CNBC.
According to his wife, Ted's passed from esophageal cancer. Please join us in praying for his family and friends as they mourn his loss.
"Ted came up with the breakthrough idea that got rid of the computer so you didn't have to have a computer to make the game work," Allan Alcorn, one of Atari's first employees, said in an interview this week. "It created the industry."
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