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Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81


Ted Dabney, Atari

Ted Dabney, left, Nolan Bushnell, Fred Marincic and Allan Alcorn [out of frame] in 1973 with a Pong console at the Atari offices in Santa Clara, Calif.

Credit: Al Alcorn/Computer History Museum

Samuel F. Dabney, an electrical engineer who laid the groundwork for the modern video game industry as a co-founder of Atari and helped create the hit console game Pong, died on May 26 at his home in Clearlake, Calif. He was 81.

From The New York Times
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