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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.

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Written by Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for over 20 years. He is 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.

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  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..