If the Wii, Playstation and Xbox traced their ancestry, the family tree would lead to Ralph Baer. In the late-1960s, Baer designed some of the first home video games, pioneering systems that enabled video games to be played on your television. He also invented Simon, another popular electronic game in the early 1980s.
"Prototype Online: Inventive Voices" is a production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Paul Rosenthal. Audio production by Benjamin Bloom. Theme music by Will Eastman. Art Molella, executive producer. Ralph Baer was originally interviewed on 3 April 2007 by Paul Rosenthal. Podcast released 29 August 2007.
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