H5F: Walter Isaacson, the Invention of Video Games

March 18, 2016 – Today on History in Five Friday, presented by Simon & Schuster, we’re going to hear from writer/journalist Walter Isaacson. He’s president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and author of The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He also brought us the acclaimed biography: Steve Jobs. You can like his Facebook page, or follow him @WalterIsaacson on Twitter.

This week, the focus is on how the very earliest video games inspired the personal computer revolution. From Pong, Pac Man and Defender, to Doom, Halo and Starcraft, these games were anything but child’s play. They brought the computer into more vital roles, from business to medical breakthroughs.

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