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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,104 views]
Week in Review — April 11-17

It was a busy week, for sure and certain, and we had an anniversary, too.
Yes, First Arkansas News turned one-year-old on April 16. What’s next for us? There are a lot of things in the work and we’ll announce them as they pan out. Stay tuned, and thanks to everyone who has made this site a regular stop.
Of course, we know full well that some folks don’t make it by here as much as they want. Life gets busy, after all, and that’s just how it goes. So, we’ve made …

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[12 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,621 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 …