Who Would hav3 Thought?

To coincide with the celebration of black history month, I had discovered that a man by the name of Jerry Lawson played a key influence to the video game industry. Lawson was an engineer for the company that created the first ever cartridge based video game home console. The three brains of Jerry Lawson, Lawrence Haskel and Wallace Kirschner developed the Fairchild Channel F which was released in November 1976. Lawson was tasked with creating the design for the console that ran on a microprocessor instead of the standard dedicated chip as well as creating the property of the cartridge that would ultimately house the games to be played on the Channel F. Unfortunately, the Channel F was eclipsed by the likes of Atari at the time but the technology proved to be useful in creating the foundation for the video game industry. This enabled games to be ran on interchangeable ROM cartridges which paved the way for the likes of Nintendo to create NES, SNES, N64 and Gameboy Series. He unfortunately passed in 2011 at the age of 70 due to complications with diabetes but his legacy is forever embedded into the gaming community. Thank you for your contributions Mr.Lawson, its helped me to create a lot of great gaming memories as well as inspired the creation of this blog space.

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