Inventor of Programmable Cartridge Passes Away

Jerry Lawson, inventor of the programmable cartridge, has passed away at age 71. He is known for creating the Fairchild Semiconductor videogame console which featured removable cartridges, rather than having games built into them. The sad thing is that Lawson’s contributions were not noted until an industry minority group honored his achievements. Hat tip to one of the few people of color who made a difference in the history of games.
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