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[12 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,665 views]
Jerry Lawson, video game pioneer, dies at 70

Gerald A. “Jerry” Lawson died on April 9 at the age of 70-years-old in Santa Clara, Calif.
Who was Lawson? Let’s put it this way — if you’ve played and enjoyed a video game in the past four decades, you likely owe him at least a small “thank you” for his work in that field. Yes, Lawson led the team that developed the Fairchild Channel F console, which was released in 1976 and was the first system on the market that used cartridges. We all know what happened next — the …