Artifact Details

Title

Dabney, Ted (Samuel F.) oral history

Catalog Number

102746459

Type

Text

Date

2012-07-16

Contributor

Dabney, Ted (Samuel F.), Interviewee
Dennis, Eric, Vidoegrapher
Garcia, Christopher, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

29 p.

Description

Samuel F. Dabney, commonly known as Ted, co-founded Atari with Nolan Bushnell in 1972. After a stint in the U.S. Marines, Dabney would work on several significant projects, including ERMA for Bank of American, Video File at Ampex, and Computer Space for Nutting Associates. Dabney discusses the founding and first years of Atari in detail, as well as his relationship with Nolan Bushnell, and a career in electronics that spanned four decades.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Atari; Video games; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; Computer Space; Ampex Corporation; ERMA (Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting); Bushnell, Nolan

Collection Title

Oral Histories online

Lot Number

X6557.2013