William A. Higginbotham|
October 25, 1910
November 10, 1994|
|Cause of death||Emphysema|
|Known for||Tennis for Two, Non-proliferation|
He earned his undergraduate degree from Williams College in 1932 and continued his studies at Cornell University. During 1941 William went to work on the radar system at MIT until 1943. During World War II, he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and headed the lab's electronics group in the later years of the war.
He is said to have expressed regret that he would more likely be famous for his invention of a game than for his work on nuclear non-proliferation. When after his death, requests for information on his game increased, his son William B. Higinbotham wrote, "It is imperative that you include information on his nuclear nonproliferation work. That was what he wanted to be remembered for."
- ↑ "Federation of American Scientists :: FAS History". Fas.org. http://www.fas.org/member/member_history.html. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
- ↑ "The First Video Game". Bnl.gov. 1958-10-18. http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/history/higinbotham.asp. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
- ↑ "Video Games - Did They Begin at Brookhaven?". Osti.gov. 2011-01-21. http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/videogame.html. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
- ↑ "Journal of Nuclear Materials Management: A History". http://inmm.org/publications/history.cfm. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
- ↑ Chaplin, Heather; Ruby, Aaron (2005). SMARTBOMB. Algonquin Books. p. 36. ISBN 1565123468. http://books.google.com/books?id=oSOVdxI_gysC&pg=PA36&dq=%22It+is+imperative%22. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
- The Dot Eaters entry on Higinbotham and his Pong precursor
- Who Really Invented The Video Game? an editorial by John Anderson from CREATIVE COMPUTING VIDEO & ARCADE GAMES VOL. 1, NO. 1 / SPRING 1983.
- The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management.
- InventorWilliam Higinbotham Biography.
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