Cassidy: Gaming industry finally recognizes the work of a pioneer – SiliconValley.com

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Jerry Lawson developed the first video game console, the Fairchild Channel F.

Jerry Lawson developed the first video game console, the Fairchild Channel F. He was one of the first African-American high technology engineers in Silicon Valley.

“It was back in the mid-1970s that Jerry Lawson developed the first video game console system, breaking ground in more ways than one. You see, Lawson, 70, is black. And while we often try to

Channel F Brochure from 1977

A Channel F Brochure from 1977 brochure from 1977. Channel F debuted in 1976 and was on the market until about 1983.

pretend that’s neither here nor there, the truth is it is here — and it was even more-so there, when Lawson arrived in the valley in 1968.”

 

Cassidy: Gaming industry finally recognizes the work of a pioneer – SiliconValley.com

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