July 30, 2001

Happy 40th, computer games

Author: JT Smith

It was 40 years ago today (well, this summer) that MIT students taught the computer how to play. Play games, that is. BBC News has an item on "Spacwar!", the computer game created in 1961 by a group of programmers, including MIT students Dan Edwards, Alan Kotok, Peter Sampson, J. Martin Graetz, and Steve "Slug" Russell.
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