Black Inventors in Technology: Jerry Lawson

We start Black History Month 2017 with a highlight of African-American Inventors in Technology. See Today’s Spotlight below…


Day 1, we shine a spotlight on Jerry Lawson. Anyone who owns a Playstation, Wii or Xbox should know Lawson’s name. He created the first home video game system that used interchangeable cartridges, offering gamers a chance to play a variety of games and giving video game makers a way to earn profits by selling individual games, a business model that exists today. Lawson, who died last year at age 70, is just beginning to be recognized by the gaming industry for his pioneering work.

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