Jerry Lawson, creator of cartridge-based on-line recreation consoles, dies at 70
Gerald “Jerry” Lawson, the one that invented the web recreation cartridge, died Saturday morning of a coronary coronary heart assault at a Mountain View, California hospital on the age of 70. His brainchild, the Fairchild Channel F Video Recreation System, additional commonly known as the Channel F, received right here out just one yr sooner than Atari’s cartridge-based console, the VCS, opening the floodgates of current gaming. His earliest foray into shopper electronics began early on, however it wasn’t until he joined Fairchild in 1970 that he truly made his mark on the tech enterprise. All through that time, he turned the one black member of the infamous Homebrew Laptop Membership that counted Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as members. He was honored at this yr’s GDC for his monumental contribution to modern gaming.