Shall We Play a Game? The Early Years of Computer Gaming
Computer History Museum
From abstract: "From their humble beginnings in the 1960s as demonstrations of computer interactivity, to a multi-billion dollar industry, computer video games have become one of the largest forms of entertainment and a major part of popular culture in America, Japan, Europe and beyond. Steven Slug Russell, inventor of the early computer game SpaceWar! and Nolan Bushnell, designer of Computer Space and founder of Atari, share their personal stories from the days when games were played on mainframes through the introduction of the video arcade. Stewart Brand, publisher of the original Whole Earth Catalog and president of The Long Now Foundation, will moderate this discussion about the advent of the modern gaming age."