This is Jerry Lawson, inventor of the video game cartridge.
In the mid-1970s, Lawson helped create the Fairchild Channel F, a home entertainment machine that was produced in 1976 by Fairchild Semiconductor, where he worked as director of engineering and marketing.
“I’m one of the guys, if you tell me I can’t do something, I’ll turn around and do it.”
Lawson and his team figured out how to move the ROM to a cartridge that could be inserted and removed from a console unit repeatedly, and without electrically shocking the user. This would allow users to buy into a library of games, and provided a new revenue stream for the console manufacturers through sales of these games.
Though basic by today’s standards, Lawson’s work allowed people to play a variety of games in their homes, and paved the way for systems such as the Atatri 2600, Nintendo, Xbox and Playstation.
In March 2011, Lawson was honored as an industry pioneer for his work on the game cartridge concept by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). Mr. Lawson passed away shortly after in 2011.
if you do literally nothing else with your day, you need to read this fic
Title: The Countless Consequences of Winning
Length: 61036 (48 chapters)
Synopsis: Yuugi Mutou just wants to be taken seriously as a game inventor, but (1) the only game anyone has time for is Magic & Wizards, and (2) the only thing anyone wants him to do is d-d-d-duel. Ryuuji Otogi tells him they can change this with Shadow Magic. Unfortunately, in order to create a new world, you have to destroy the old one.
i mean, i literally do not have the words to describe this fic other than that it’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, it’ll make you want to print the whole thing off and keep it on your bookshelf forever, it’ll……actually really make you want some peach juice too
A while ago, before any of the ultimates were revealed, a user pointed out how some of the ultimates were on the cover for the main visual for the game. Inventor, Entomologists, Robot, and Aikido are a few.
Most importantly, Doctor appeared. Right on top of Doctor are two question marks. Who has an ultimate currently known as “???”, and why don’t any of the students have the talent of Ultimate Doctor? Could his secret ultimate be…?