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					                      San José State University
                The Department of Computer Science and
          The Department of Computer Engineering jointly present
  THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING SPEAKER SERIES

                        Allan Alcorn
          Video Games as a Driver
          of Computing Technology
                            Wednesday, October 5
                               6:00 – 7:00 PM
                            Auditorium ENGR 189
                             Engineering Building
Video Games emerged as a vehicle to demonstrate technology. They then
evolved as a new business opportunity and soon became so popular that
they became a major driving force for the development of technology.
Allan Acorn will discuss these events from his personal involvement.

Allan Alcorn was the co-founder of Atari and the creator of Pong and the
home version of Pong. He led the development of the Atari VCS. After
Atari, he was a Fellow at Apple Computer where he did early work that led
to the MPEG standard and QuickTime. Al was also founder and VP
Engineering at Silicon Gaming that made slot machines for the Las Vegas
market. He consulted at Interval Research where he co-founded Zowie
Intertainment. In 2004, he started Integrated Media Measurement Inc. that
uses cell phones and acoustic matching technology to very accurately
measure TV and radio exposure.




                                 Next: Stephen Kwan
                                 Wednesday, October 12

________________________________________________________________________
  Speakers arranged by Prof. Ron Mak for his class CS 185C-01: The History of Computing
                      E-mail ron.mak@sjsu.edu for more information

				
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