Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Passes Away at Age 81

<img src="https://https://static3.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Atari-Logo.jpg" /><p><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/atari/">Atari</a> co-founder Ted Dabney died on May 26th at the age of 81, following a diagnosis of esophageal cancer in late 2017, which, according to his friends, he opted against receiving treatment for after being told he only had eight months to live.</p><p>Born in 1937, Dabney worked a number of jobs in electronics before moving into video games. Enlisting in the Marine Corps, he took courses on electronics that sparked his interest in the field. After the Corps, he worked at Bank of America before moving on to Ampex, an electronics company that specialized in reel-to-reel tape recorders, where he met future Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and came up with the idea for coin-operated game systems. Bushnell and Dabney would spin off to create the company Syzygy (later re-named Atari) and create their first game <em>Computer Space</em>, which Dabney pieced together using standard components of a television creating a video circuit that served as a precursor to<em> Pong</em>.</p> <strong>Click to continue reading <a href="https://screenrant.com/atari-co-founder-ted-dabney-passes-away-age-81/">Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Passes Away at Age 81</a></strong><br /><br /> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/atari-co-founder-ted-dabney-passes-away-age-81/">Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Passes Away at Age 81</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/">ScreenRant</a>

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