Share, , Google Plus, Pinterest,

Print

Posted in:

This Week in Tech History: First Successful Video Game

This week in 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time. . Originally intended to be used as a dictating machine, this invention proved very popular in the field of entertainment.

1913 – Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.

1927 – The first Ford Model A was unveiled in New York City’s Waldorf Hotel and in 35 other cities around the U.S., Canada and Europe. The car was priced affordably: the Phaeton sold for $395.00 and the Tudor Sedan for $495.00.

1972 – Atari announced the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

Written by Chris Graveline

Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for 14 years. He is a producer of Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline and the host of This Week in Tech History as well as a regular co-host on "Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline" and our Technical Director.

1703 posts

One Comment

Leave a Reply
  1. I remember we got a ‘pong’ game in the 70’s.. We actually didn’t keep it because my dad was worried about screen burn in! It was even more of a thing then than now..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.