Sunday, November 28, 2021

Weatherday: Video game pioneer

Air dancers, Paris (2014).

A dull and damp morning, scattered outbreaks of rain. Sunny spells in the afternoon.

Highest temperature 4deg in light wind from the south, veering northwest later. Very cold again tonight.

On this day 1972, the first commercially successful video game, Pong, was released by the Atari company. The video game industry last year was worth $90 billion, though Atari is no longer a major player.

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