Ted Dabney, who founded Atari in 1972, died at the age of 81.
This news came from his close friend Leonard Herman. Herman wrote on Facebook: "I have just learned that my good friend Ted Dabney, co-founder of Atari, died at the age of 81. RIP, dear friend, your legacy will last a long time!"
Dabney was in the Influential in the early days of Atari and the development of video games, but is often not recognized. Born as Samuel F. "Ted" Dabney on May 15, 1937 in San Francisco, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after completing high school because he was interested in electronics and computer development.
Prior to Atari, Dabney co Syzygy Engineering founded 1971 with Nolan Bushnell, where they launched one of the first commercial arcade games called Computer Space. A year later, Dabney and Bushnell Atari launched and soon after they released the well-known and immensely popular game Pong, developed by Allan Alcorn.
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