Happy 40th Birthday, Pong!

If you are of a certain age, you can probably recall the first time you saw or played the first real video arcade game, Pong, from Atari. Looking back across the years, it's pretty uninspiring, but  at the time it was the quaint introduction to a brave new world - although few probably realized it. You vigorously twiddled a knob to move a "paddle" up and down to bounce the "ball" back to the other side, while the game kept score. That was back in November of 1972, when "I can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash was top of the Billboard 100.

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