Cathode-ray tube amusement device

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May 25, 2022

The cathode-ray tube amusement device is the first known interactive electronic game. Conceived in 1947 by Thomas Goldsmith and Estle Ray Mann, the device simulates an artillery shell heading towards targets on a CRT screen, controlled by the player by adjusting the knobs to change the trajectory of a point of the beam on the display to reach the plastic targets superimposed on the screen.