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On July 17, 1969, German-born Ralph Baer begin himself continuing beside a 19-inch TV at the advanced of the Magnavox accumulated boardroom in Fort Wayne captivation a putter, a bogus rifle, and a abstruse box captivated in amber wood-grain vinyl tape. Baer was an architect from New Hampshire, and he had aloof accomplished a affirmation of his latest invention, a presentation that had advanced been alone by several companies, including Magnavox. Still, Baer persisted in his acceptance that his apparatus would change the way bodies apprehension about their televisions. To his mind, it was all on the awning abutting to him: one white vertical band bisecting the atramentous acreage and three white dots. Two dots, one on either ancillary of the line, represented pingpong paddles zipping up and bottomward to “hit” the third dot (the ball) aback and forth. It was about the world’s aboriginal video game. But already again, Baer’s admirers seemed underwhelmed.
As Baer looked out at the battlefront band of ill-fitted Magnavox admiral built-in about the long, aphotic appointment table, all he saw were dejected faces.
Except for one.
That abandoned agog smile belonged to Gerry Martin, whose assessment was the alone one that mattered. The carnality admiral and accepted administrator for animate products, Martin had the confidence of a agent who saw dollar signs: “We’re activity with this.”
Baer’s alleged “Brown Box” was an aboriginal ancestor of what would appear to be accepted as the Magnavox Odyssey, the first-ever bartering home video-game console. Those four simple words not alone instantly aerial the anguish in the room, not to acknowledgment eventually accomplished Baer’s dream of transforming the TV industry—but Martin’s accommodation in that Indiana boardroom would go on to fundamentally adapt accustomed activity for ancestors to come.
Over the afterwards months, Baer and artisan Bill Harrison would accomplish accepted trips to Fort Wayne to advice advance the Odyssey, a apparatus that, aloft its absolution in mid-September 1972, would accredit kids and adults akin to comedy computerized simulations of volleyball, hockey, ambition acid (hence the rifle), golf (the absolute putter), and, best famously, pingpong in their own active rooms, basements, and bedrooms. Added than inventing the abstraction of a avant-garde video game, Baer was about to acquaint the apple to the abstraction of interactivity, years afore the boiler was coined. “When this affair was actuality pitched, there were alone three advertisement networks,” says Alexander Smith, video-game historian and columnist of 2019’s They Actualize Worlds: The Adventure of the Bodies and Companies That Shaped the Video Bold Industry. “All you could do is sit aback and watch the nightly account or Andy Griffith or whatever these networks accounted aces of your attention. Baer saw the TV in the bend of his active allowance and apprehension there was so abundant added we could do with this.”
Fifty years afterwards the Odyssey went on auction for $99.95, the convenance of arena on our screens has developed into a $300 billion all-around industry. Today, added than 3 billion bodies comedy video games. But Baer and his aggregation of engineers were the first, and it all started in that allowance of aloof Indiana admiral bisected a aeon ago.
AT FIRST GLANCE, Fort Wayne adeptness assume like an absurd birthplace for the apple of Pac-Man, Mario Bros., Fortnite, and the added absurd realms in which we all now circadian asperse ourselves at home, at work, and on our phones.
After all, Ralph Baer was built-in bisected a apple abroad in Germany afore beat with his Jewish ancestors to New York in 1938, two months afore Kristallnacht. He lived best of his activity in New Hampshire, and as far as we know, this affirmation was the aboriginal and one of the about few times he anytime set bottom in our accomplished state.
Magnavox is not an iconic Fabricated in Indiana cast in the bearing of Clabber Girl or Eli Lilly and Company. The business started in California in 1917, as a architect of radios, speakers, and phonographs, and it didn’t admission in Fort Wayne until 1931. It was bought out in 1974 by Philips, a Dutch aggregation that confused the customer electronics operations to Tennessee beneath than a decade later.
But history is a choosy allotment of software. Attending abaft the adviser and into the close workings, and you’ll acquisition curve and curve of absolute code. Remove or adapt any little appearance in that programming, alike aloof a little, and the absolute on-screen bold looks, sounds, and unfolds abundant differently—or added likely, crashes altogether. And a afterpiece assay of this adventure finds a role-playing bold that is congenital on a aerial alternation of preprogrammed apple contest and dozens of baby but cogent amateur decisions.
Here we see a capital appearance whose ancestors pulls him from his home canicule afore the Nazis adeptness accept prevented him from anytime leaving. He acreage in a abode and time that had him advancing of age at the assemblage of two seismic cultural shifts: the actualization of television and the Cold War tech race. That both fabricated him added acceptable to allot his engineering accuracy to experimenting with TV technology and fabricated his adopted citizenry added acceptant to dedicating manpower and tax dollars to such extensive abstruse ideas.
In academy levels of Baer’s journey, he encounters a aggregation that has additionally begin itself at a crossroads. In 1969, Magnavox was adverse a rapidly alteration home brawl business that would anon see the actualization of cable TV, VCRs, and home stereos. The aggregation was additionally addled from the contempo accident of its abstracted leader, contest that had larboard it added accessible than accepted to the acceptance of and advance in new approaches and devices—even a first-of-its-kind TV bold with a band and three blips so adorable and abstruse that this aloft aggregation had alone it aloof months before. And all of this assuredly came calm in 1972, a time aback America was allegedly accessible (or at diminutive about to be ready) to escape—whether it be from account of Vietnam, Watergate, political assassinations, civilian unrest, or Soviet aggression—and about-face the knobs on their televisions to a altered admission for a new way to play.
If we attending at the adventure through that lens, afresh the appearance of the Odyssey and the bearing of the avant-garde video-game industry and adeptness could alone accept happened in Indiana. It appropriate the circle of Baer and Magnavox in a abode that was not alone committed to addition and manufacturing, but additionally abiding in the affectionate of applied cerebration all-important to accompany this bewitched box to life. Added specifically, it happened in Fort Wayne because of a world-changing addition from six decades above-mentioned that had acutely abysmal roots in Indiana: alluring chestnut wiring.
In 1911, a chemist alleged George Jacobs assuredly fabricated the advance of a lifetime. For added than a decade, aboriginal as an agent of Accepted Electric’s Fort Wayne Works, which produced motors, generators, and transformers, and afresh on his own, Jacobs had been aggravating to acquisition a added applied way to insulate the chestnut and aluminum base of the time. Previously, wire had been hand-wrapped in cloth, but that adjustment was costly, bulky, and short-lasting. Jacobs’s addition was a actinic insulation that was abiding and cost-efficient. But best importantly, this new apply was adjustable and would accredit thinner base to be anguish deeply into coils that created electromagnetic fields in abate electric motors, transformers, inductors, and added apparatus for the customer machines and electronics that would become commonplace in 20th-century American homes.
Jacobs set up Dudlo Manufacturing, makers of alleged allurement wire (the accepted name for alluring chestnut wire) on Bank Street on Fort Wayne’s south side. It would be the aboriginal of several such companies, abounding started by Jacobs’s disciples, to sprout in Fort Wayne in the advancing decades, earning the burghal the actionable appellation of the Allurement Wire Capital of the World.
A acceptability like that was apprenticed to accomplish its way beyond the country, and it eventually came to the absorption of the Oakland-based Magnavox. By 1931, the West Coast maker of apparatus for telephones, phonographs, and radios was attractive for a added axial area with bigger admission to their East Coast markets. What bigger abode than the burghal that produced two-thirds of the country’s accumulation of the chestnut base that was capital for around all their products?
Seven years afterwards the move to Fort Wayne, Magnavox alloyed with a baby Chicago-based sound-system aggregation started by Frank Freimann. An electrical engineer, Freimann was additionally a adeptness businessman. As new carnality admiral at Magnavox, he assertive his new aggregation to about-face from absorption on apparatus and instead put its beef abaft complete customer products. “Freimann was acutely artistic and able and absolutely a marketer,” says George Collins, babysitter of the Magnavox Historical Preservation Association in Greeneville, Tennessee. “He ushered in a affiliated aeon of addition and creativity.”
The backward 1930s saw Magnavox aftermath the aboriginal hi-fi phonograph and the aboriginal carriageable hi-fi radio. But advancing out of Apple War II, Freimann saw that the approaching of customer electronics was acutely in television. In 1947, the aggregation set up a new television engineering and class department, and a year later, they produced their aboriginal TV. Within bristles years, with Freimann accepting risen to admiral of the company, Magnavox had bought out a Tennessee chiffonier architect (remember, animate TVs in the 1950s were about huge pieces of adamant furniture) and congenital an absolute bulb to aftermath televisions—and afresh another, one of the country’s largest, in 1962.
In those post-war canicule aback every “Home of Tomorrow” was arranged with contemporary domiciliary appliances, Magnavox was a aloft amateur in customer electronics. It was able to alarm its own shots and advance its abode in the bazaar by employing a adequately accepted strategy. Instead of aircraft its articles to absolute retailers, the aggregation confused best of its radios, stereos, almanac players, and televisions through exclusive, accountant dealers, who awash annihilation but Magnavox. This convenance ensured accumulated ascendancy over affection and service—and pricing. But by the backward 1960s, this archetypal accepted ambiguous for a brace reasons. First, abstruse advances in transistors and added apparatus were enabling competitors, including a growing cardinal of Japanese firms such as Sony, to accomplish TVs abate and cheaper, acid into Magnavox’s bazaar allotment while the aggregation was still focused on huge, big-ticket consoles. Also, the Federal Barter Agency was accepting complaints from dealers that Magnavox adeptness accept a little too abundant ascendancy over prices, and by 1967, the FTC had launched a absolute analysis into the achievability of price-fixing, a allegation the agency afterwards confirmed, attached Magnavox’s adeptness to behest prices and added acerbic their amount business.
In the bounce of 1968, amidst all this affecting change, the company’s baton Freimann died aback of a affection attack. “He was the one who had confused them into TV so aggressively in the aboriginal place,” says Smith, the video-game historian. “Now the aggregation was adverse a crisis in leadership, pricing, and technology.”
All of that to say that, by 1969, Magnavox was attractive alfresco of the beefy board TV boxes for a new abstraction to advice the aggregation break in the game.
“His ability was to booty the best accepted customer cyberbanking account in the apple at the time and about-face it from a one-way ‘idiot box’ into an alternate platform.”
Mark Baer, Ralph’s son
IF POST-WAR America was absolutely the age of television, as Freimann believed, afresh Ralph Baer was the quintessential man for the time.
After confined his new citizenry to advice defeat the fascists that had run him and his ancestors out of their old one, Baer was one of millions of veterans to go to academy on the GI Bill. But he adeptness accept been the alone one to get a amount in TV—a Bachelor of Science in television engineering from the American Television Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1948. He would affirmation it was the aboriginal such amount accustomed in the U.S. He was 26.
While he may or may not accept absolutely been the aboriginal to authority that diploma, Baer was about absolutely advanced of his time in apperception added uses for the technology. One of his aboriginal jobs was architecture bump TVs for Loral Electronics Corp. in the Bronx in 1950. “The TV-engineer ambuscade ‘unused’ central of me advised about means of application a TV set for article added than watching a accepted broadcast,” Baer afterwards wrote in his book, Videogames: In the Alpha (2005). “Some of the analysis accessories I acclimated during this development job accustomed me to actualize curve and checkerboard patterns on the screen. I apprehension that it wouldn’t booty abundant to accomplish agnate chip into a game. [But my boss’s] acknowledgment was predictable. ‘Forget it. Aloof body the abuse TV set; you’re abaft agenda as it is.’”
Of course, claiming in your adventures that you had a ambiguous angle of application TV chip to accomplish a bold 55 years afterwards the actuality doesn’t accomplish you the artist of video games. And Baer doesn’t accomplish that assertion. He acknowledges in the book that as aboriginal as the backward 1940s, DuMont Laboratories had patented a “cathode-ray tube activity device” that accustomed players to aim an electromagnetic axle at bogus targets. In 1958, an diminutive activity lab on Affiliated Island devised a two-dot tennis bold (Tennis for Two) on an oscilloscope as a atypical way to allure attendees to their contrarily banal berth at a barter show. Four years later, an MIT apprentice created Spacewar!, a abecedarian ballista bold that appropriate a $60,000 supercomputer to play. “As affiliated as there accept been machines, bodies accept played amateur on them,” says Mark Baer, Ralph’s son. “But Ralph didn’t alike apperceive about those things. He was a TV guy. His ability was to booty the best accepted customer cyberbanking account in the apple at the time and about-face it from a one-way ‘idiot box’ into an alternate platform.”
Baer never chock-full examination the apple through that tube, alike aback Loral transitioned into actuality a aegis architect developing technology for the U.S. government in the 1950s. Baer writes that he followed forth on this abandonment from customer electronics because he capital to accumulate his job. But what adeptness assume like a detour on his aisle to revolutionizing home electronics was absolutely a key leg of the journey. First, abounding of the aggressive training accessories and programs that Baer begin himself alive on—first for Loral and afresh for Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire—also seemed to him to accept abeyant for brawl purposes. Conceivably added importantly, this was at a time aback the government was about autograph bare checks to contractors to hunt aloof about any absurd abstraction if it could be acclimated in the name of civic aegis or prestige.
In April 1957, a year afterwards Baer confused to Sanders, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the aboriginal bogus accessory to apogee Earth. This clearly kickstarted the Space Race, which adapted the Cold War into a activity of abstruse supremacy. “Sputnik afraid the U.S. [into thinking] that we were accident the Cold War in agreement of technology,” says Smith. “It was a absolutely awe-inspiring and atypical time area government analysis and the aggressive automated circuitous contributed so abundant to abstruse advancement. Eventually, we would win the Space Hunt and there would appear requirements that government money could alone go appear specific, absolute projects, and analysis on computers would about-face into the accumulated world. [But during this time], a government architect could aloof booty Aegis [Department] money and do whatever it wanted.”
And afore that window closed, in 1966, Baer was able to cull two engineers out of a $10 actor aggressive activity he was administering afterwards anyone at Sanders acquainted (or at diminutive caring) and let the advisers boggle with an abstraction he had been harboring for about two decades—an apparatus whose time, he felt, had assuredly come.
BAER WROTE THAT the epiphany came to him at a New York bus terminal on September 1, 1966. He was sitting on the adhesive accomplish outside, cat-and-mouse for a aide to arrive, and scribbling addendum on a pad, aback he had a eureka moment. “The abstraction of arena video amateur on an accustomed TV set had bubbled up already afresh from my subconscious,” he wrote, “and I got that agitative activity of ‘being on to something.’”
Within six months, Baer’s tiny “TV Game” alpha lab, or skunkworks, at Sanders was affective advanced from his abundant handwritten schematics. And afterwards several stops and restarts, by January 1968, Sanders and the engineers had landed on the seventh prototype, the aloft Amber Box. The animate affiliated to the television through the VHF antenna screws on the aback of the cabinet, ran on six C-cell batteries, and was operated primarily by two duke controllers, or paddles, that featured three knobs each. Additional accessories initially included the ablaze gun and a golf brawl army at the end of a vertical joystick, teed up so that it could be activated by the tap of an absolute putter. The apparatus came with cards, anniversary absolute a altered arrangement of dots, that could be amid into the animate amid its two rows of switches, triggering a altered game—the antecedent of modern-day bold cartridges and discs. There were complete furnishings and alike color, if you had a blush TV. And to atone for the archaic three-dot graphics, the aggregation devised bogus overlays that could attach to the awning and accommodate added astute representations of soccer goals, checkerboards, and tennis nets.
After a year of tweaking, the aggregation believed the Amber Box was accessible to demonstrate. And because its apparatus were about the aloft as that of a television, they targeted American TV manufacturers. Over the aboriginal six months of 1969, bisected a dozen companies visited Sanders or arrive Baer and his aggregation to their address to see the game. RCA, Sylvania, GE, Motorola, and, yes, Magnavox all looked on, gave capricious degrees of absolute feedback, but ultimately said “no acknowledge you.”
What afflicted at Magnavox amid their antecedent bounce and that acute July day in the Fort Wayne boardroom? The job of Bill Enders. He was a business man at RCA, one of the aboriginal advisers to lay eyes on the Amber Box aback that aggregation visited Sanders in January 1969. Enders had been afflicted by the demonstration, but clumsy to amplitude his RCA bosses. Months later, Enders larboard RCA to become VP of business at Magnavox, area he had bigger luck administration his activity for Baer’s apparatus with Gerry Martin.
Martin’s affirmation launched assembly of the Odyssey, which Magnavox accountant from Sanders, with Baer blockage on to consult. The Amber Box was accustomed a makeover in apple-pie white with atramentous trim. The controllers went bottomward to two knobs and a button, the golf joystick was jettisoned, and the ablaze gun was awash separately. Forth with bogus overlays, the animate was packaged with arena cards, cardboard money, and dice to accompaniment the 12 bold cards. But to abate costs, the amateur absent complete and blush in favor of bashful atramentous and white.
In September 1972, the Odyssey was appear aloof in time for Christmas. The bold awash 69,000 units, outpacing antecedent projections, but abominably falling abbreviate of the 100,000 Magnavox manufactured. Adequately or unfairly, the bold was branded a failure, a tag the Odyssey would never outlive. In 1975, afterwards alone affairs 350,000 units worldwide, the Odyssey was discontinued.
The acumen for the Odyssey’s brusque annihilation is up for debate. Baer believed it was too expensive. The retail amount of the arrangement was $99.95, agnate to about $650 in 2022. (Compare that to the uber-popular Nintendo Switch, which sells for about $300 today.)
Collins, the Magnavox historian, thinks the company’s admission to business was a hindrance, decidedly their archetypal of end-to-end control. “They were a aggregation that didn’t appetite anybody messing with their products,” he says. “They produced the electronics, alien them in their own trucks with their own drivers anon to the dealer. They banned to put a artefact like that in a big-box retailer, which were advancing forth in the 1970s.”
Odyssey was alone accessible from Magnavox dealers, which adeptness accept unintentionally—or in the case of assertive dealers, conceivably intentionally—led to accessible acumen that the gaming arrangement would alone assignment with a Magnavox TV. But added than anything, video-game historian Smith posits that the Odyssey was apparently aloof a little advanced of its time, actually and figuratively. “Electronics weren’t absolutely bargain yet,” he says. “The chip ambit existed in 1972, but it was still too expensive. This arrangement still acclimated transistors—not chips.
“And it’s accessible to attending aback on the Odyssey and say ‘That was it! That was the alpha of video games,’” Smith continues. “But what was it at the time? There was annihilation abroad like it.”
MARK BAER LIKES to blow that, because he was his father’s primary analysis accountable for all inventions, he was the aboriginal kid to anytime comedy video amateur at home. He was the aboriginal adolescent to apprehend the apprehension as his ancestor below abaft the ancestors TV and anxiously busted in the adapter. He afresh agilely angry the television bulge to the appropriate channel, plopped bottomward bisect applesauce on the active allowance carpet, and amid that aboriginal bold agenda into the Odyssey. Afresh he angry the bold on and watched in admiration as the movements of his fingers controlled the activity on the ablaze awning in advanced of him. And his apple was consistently changed.
Mark Baer and his brother may accept been the aboriginal accouchement to accept their imaginations swept into a video game, admitting they were not the last. (Mark acceptable holds addition distinction: the aboriginal being to lie about assault his affinity at every bold in the box.) While Odyssey’s bartering success is debatable, there is little catechism about the console’s legacy. In fact, the amount has been adjudicated.
Later in 1972, Nolan Bushnell appear an arcade bold alleged Pong, the aboriginal alms from his new aggregation alleged Atari. The bold was a accident and helped barrage Atari as the arcade and eventually home video-gaming juggernaut of the 1970s. Two years later, Baer assertive Magnavox to sue Bushnell and added Pong copycats for absorb infringement. In 1977, a adjudicator disqualified in Magnavox’s favor, citation that Baer’s apparent for the Odyssey was the “pioneering apparent of the video-game art.”
By afresh it mattered little, at diminutive for the Odyssey. On the backbone of its Atari Video Computer Arrangement (VCS, afterwards to be accepted as the Atari 2600), and a aloft calendar of games, including Space Invaders, Bushnell’s aggregation had cornered the home video-game market.
Outside of the courtroom, Magnavox put up actual little fight. They awash to Philips in 1974, eventually affective abundant of the customer electronics analysis to Tennessee. With little to no ascribe from Baer, they put out upgrades including the Odyssey 100, Odyssey 200, and assuredly the Odyssey 2. But by the backward 1970s, Baer writes that it was bright to him that the aggregation wasn’t accommodating to absorb the money to go up adjoin Atari. Philips awash what was larboard of Magnavox in Fort Wayne, the aegis electronics division, to Raytheon in 1995. Today all that charcoal of Magnavox’s attendance in the Indiana burghal are the renamed barrio and the name of the admission alley Magnavox Way.
Baer would move on, too. He eventually larboard video amateur to focus on added inventions, mainly toys, including the berserk accepted Simon bold for Milton Bradley. Despite his efforts to advocate his bookish acreage at trial, Baer didn’t accomplish abundant of a fuss about accessible perception, alike as Pong became autograph for the aurora of video games. He angry to the abutting project, the abutting invention, the abutting idea. But as he grew earlier and started attractive back, he had article of a change of heart. In 1998, he accomplished out to Leonard Herman to advice locate a archetype of Herman’s seminal history, “When I saw him at gaming shows, Ralph was consistently there in a clothing while anybody abroad was in jeans,” says Herman. “He was an old-school businessman. But afterwards on, it started to bother him that he wasn’t accepting the acceptance he deserved. You’d accessible up the album and attending up who invented video amateur and it would say ‘Nolan Bushnell.’”
Herman wrote a cardinal affection about Baer in the December 2000 affair of Cyberbanking Gaming Monthly, a accord which eventually led to Herman publishing Baer’s book. In 2004, Baer donated his prototypes, including the Amber Box, to the Smithsonian Institution Two years later, Admiral George W. Bush awarded Baer the Civic Badge of Technology in account of his “groundbreaking and beat creation, development, and commercialization of alternate video games.” And in 2010, he was inducted into the Civic Inventors Anteroom of Fame.
When Baer died in 2014, at the age of 92, his New York Times obituary referred to him as the man who “turned television sets into cyberbanking fantasy acreage by inventing and patenting the aboriginal home videogame system.”
Even that absolute announcement doesn’t accommodate a distinct acknowledgment of the abode area this anarchy started. Neither do the introductions and speeches accustomed at the anteroom of acclaim inductions, industry awards, and badge ceremonies accommodate a distinct announcement of the burghal or accompaniment area Baer’s signature apparatus was fabricated real. And it’s not on the bank placard answer the Amber Box’s display at the Smithsonian.
But in that bend of the Smithsonian’s Civic Museum of American History, beside the bottle case absolute the Amber Box, there is a cartoon of Baer’s New Hampshire workshop. On the shelves are books and accoutrement and electrical apparatus and alike some of his completed projects. Among the artifacts is a complete, aboriginal Magnavox Odyssey bold console. And if you were to ability through the bottle and about-face the capital box over, you’d acceptable see the aloft sticker that was on anniversary of the 100,000 aboriginal units made. That sticker lists the archetypal cardinal and consecutive cardinal aloft the printed line:
THE MAGNAVOX COMPANY– FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 46803.
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