[vcf-midatlantic] Another interesting first
☼ wil lindsay ☼
wm.lindsay at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 01:57:50 UTC 2022
This came across the game-history feed that is my inbox. I'm not sure if
folks follow this list, but here is another interesting female contribution
to computer history:
For those looking for the quick summary:
One of the many examples pointed to recently as "the first computer game"
is a 2-player military simulation called "HUTSPIEL" that ran on
the Goodyear Electronic Differential Engine (circa 1955). The real news
here is that a recent tour through paper archives uncovered that the game
was designed by Dr. Dorothy K. Clark.
I'm rather taken with the image in the article of two people playing the
game by reading output from ammeters. --not your typical game interface!
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