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Geeks You Should Know: Ralph Baer

Americans love a good rags to riches story, especially when the protagonist has to work hard, pull himself up by his bootstraps, and eventually makes it big. ┬áHoratio Alger sold dozens of books based on this very formula. ┬áThere’s also a Geek You Should Know that did this very thing! Ralph Baer is credited with creating the world’s first gaming console, the Brown Box–later called the Odyssey–but he didn’t start as a technological guru.

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