Ralph Baer, Inventor of Home Videogames, Dies at 92

On September 1, 1966, while working as Chief Engineer For Equipment Design at defense contractor Sanders Associates, Baer wrote a four-page hand-written document detailing a “Conceptual TV Gaming Display.” Over the next few years, Baer led a team of Sanders engineers as they developed prototypes of home videogame machines, patenting the “Television Gaming Apparatus and Method” in 1969.

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