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Died Ted Dabney, co-founder of Atari

The pioneer of the industry died at 81 years

A few unfortunate news was released a few days ago: Ted Dabney , co-founder of Atari , died at the age of 81. Several friends of the pioneer of the industry made their death known through their social networks.

According to the details, Dabney suffered from esophageal cancer, a disease that was diagnosed at the end of 2017. Regrettably, he received a terminal diagnosis and was predicted to have approximately 8 months to live.

Given the news and the complicated process, Dabney decided not to receive treatment. It was in 1971 that he formed Nolan Bushnell Syzygy Engineering, where they developed Computer Space , the first commercially available arcade game.

Soon after, also in the company of Bushnell, Dabney founded Atari and laid one of the most important foundations for the growth of the video game industry. Although Dabney subsequently left the company, it was the key to its success.

"I just found out that my good friend, Ted Dabney, co-founder of Atari, died at the age of 81. Rest in peace, good friend, his legacy will live for a long time!" Wrote videogame historian Leonard Herman.

Ted Dabney was born on May 15, 1937 in San Francisco, United States. His training began in the Marine Corps of the United States, where he took several courses in electronics. Hence, his interest in computers and in the possibility of creating video games.


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