HAPPY BIRTHDAY PONG ! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BUZZFEED ARTICLE „ATARI TEENAGE RIOT“ BY CHRIS STOKEL-WALKER ON THE BIRTH OF VIDEO GAMES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PONG !
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BUZZFEED ARTICLE BY CHRIS STOKEL-WALKER ON THE BIRTH OF VIDEO GAMES
„Today, Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club at 157 West El Camino Real in Sunnyvale, California — slap-bang in the middle of Silicon Valley — faces out to a Chinese restaurant and taqueria across a three-lane road. It’s squeezed between a Goodyear garage and a check-cashing place; on the corner is the California Paint Company. Drive down Route 82, head onto Sunnyvale Saratoga Road, and three or so miles down the street you’re at the Apple campus in Cupertino. In the fall of 1972, Rooster T. Feathers was Andy Capp’s Tavern. “Just a dive bar, nothing special,” says the club’s manager, Beth Schumann. But this dive bar would soon become the video game industry’s Plymouth Rock, Mount Sinai, and Cheers, all rolled into one.
This was where Pong…(CLICK LINK ON TOP TO READ FULL ARTICLE)“