Well spent youth

Back in 1972 many momentous events occurred – The UK joined the EU and never looked back, I was born and Atari released Pong. Those last two events are now highly intertwined, given how much time I spent in my youth cajoling my parents to buy an Atari VCS which led to my first computer, a Sinclair ZX81 and no small number of tantrums. Eventually I shut up and started playing with it, then coding on it and many other computers until finally the real world required me to get a job and, guess what, that was working with computers.

So for those of you who’s lives are not dissimilar go check out this great video that traces the evolution of computer games from Pong to now, via UK coding kids and Nintendo masterminds.

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