[vcf-midatlantic] Another interesting first

Christian Liendo cliendo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 13:39:35 UTC 2022

Thank you for this. I never heard of Hutspiel, Project Simulator nor
the Goodyear Electronic Differential Analyzer.

Also I'm glad to find

And this article

This is great stuff.

On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 8:58 PM ☼ wil lindsay ☼ via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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:
> https://if50.substack.com/p/hutspiel-and-dr-dorothy-k-clark
> 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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