Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Ralph H. Baer

Ralph H. Baer

Ralph H. Baer was born March 8th 1922. Ralph H. Baer was the one who invented games! Ralph H. Baer was known as “The Father of Videogames” due to all his video games that he invented in the latter half of 20th century. Baer was a jewish person and his family was too they were a jewish family that lived in Germany. One day when Baer was at the age of 11 he was expelled from his school because of his ancestry. So when he was expelled he went to an all-jewish school because of what he had done. His family feared about persecution increasing. So they moved from Germany all the way to New York. A few years later when Baer was a teenager he then became a United States citizen.

Baer taught himself how to work. He worked at a factory and earned 12 dollars weekly payment. When Baer saw an advertisement about a bus station for education he then quit his factory job. So after all those jobs he’s been through Baer had finally started his own company before joining defense contractor Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire (now they are part of BAE Systems Inc.) then retired in the year 1987.

Baer then was a man who invented and made video games which he made the game called Simon. Simon is a pattern game that Baer invented and was also invented by a man named Howard J. Morrison.

Sadly Baer died in December the 6th 2014 at the age of 92. His death was at his house which was Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. What I would want to say to him is May you Rest In Peace Ralph H. Baer. If you were still alive I would also like to say that “You are really an extraordinary inventor and a great father who made great video games. You are very talented and creative in all your inventions that you made and I love them especially the new game Simon” because I think that it is a really creative game that you have made.


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