Technology Trough The Ages: 1950´s Invention

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Technology Trough The Ages: 1950´s Invention

The game "Tennis For Two" Wasn't really meant to be the first video game, it was an experiment.The point in making this game was to "Liven up" the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. William decided to make it for the annual visitors day. It took a few days for HiginBotham to outline the game, and maybe two weeks for him to wire it up and get it going. The original version of "Tennis For Two" was taken apart a year after it was built. But, Peter Takacs headed back to the deparment for the 5oth anniversery celebration. There, everyone had to make an exibit for visitors. So, he rebuilt the machine for the game "Tennis For Two". It took him three quarters of a year to make it, while, on the other hand it took Higinbotham a little over two weeks. This was because Takacs did not have the old materials the used before. So, he had to use more modern day materials.

1950's invention


Video games were invented because William Higinbotham had just graduated from cornell university. He moved to work at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s instrumentation group. Visitors would tour the lab and higinbotham was in charge of creating an exibit. So, William decided to make a game for the tourists to play while they toured the lab.

Tennis for two did not improve life. The only thing it improved in, is ways to have fun. Tennis for two made people want to play it more and more.

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The Physicist William Higinbotham created the first video game in the October of 1958.


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