Ted Dabney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Ted Dabney is the co-founder of Syzygy and Atari. While working at Ampex Dabney met Nolan Bushnell and the two jointly created Syzygy with their first product being Computer Space, which was manufactured and sold by Nutting Associates. Following Computer Space, Ted Dabney's video circuit that was created for Computer Space was used by Al Alcorn to create Pong, with assistance from Dabney and Bushnell. Dabney remained out of the public eye after departing Atari and his role in creating the first commercially produced coin-op video game as well as Syzygy and Atari was often omitted or marginalized with several myths attached. Dabney revealed his side of the Atari story for the first time to historian Leonard Herman, which was published in the April 2009 issue of Edge in the article "The Unknown Atari Story". Dabney appeared on the RetroGaming Roundup podcast in October 2010 and told his story in a two-hour interview.[1]