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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 11, 2001, Nashua, New Hampshire
Inside the sunday Telegraph things can get heavy but help is on the Way having to pick up deliver or move furniture appliances shrubs or tubs into or out of a House garage or office sometimes presents such a problem for a Chris mailbag readers that they miss out on much needed items. One person is offering to help make a difference so lets move right along to the a mailbag a can i help a i love and look Forward to Reading a Chris mailbag each sunday a says Mike d. Of Nashua Ltd 623. A i done to have anything to barter right now and i m not looking for anything except to help you and the wonderful a a mailbag readers. A about six months ago i wrote. Once i got a truck. I d be interested in helping the a mailbag family by offering myself and my vehicle to help a Jane does to get items by a to a John q. now that i have a sturdy Sun i would like to offer my services As the a mailbag pickup delivery Guy i have All the Legal documentation . License registration. A i am also a Chris mailbag Chris Graham Volunteer personal fitness Trainer at the Nashua Myca and Volunteer co coordinator Van Driver for the Nashua salvation army a annual Christmas Kettle drive. It blesses me very much to serve and help thanks Mike. A Chris mailbag will gladly provide mikes Telephone number and or email address to anyone in need of this most generous service. Frame work a i am an artist hoping to find a framing tool called a Point Driver a writes Debbie d. Of Nashua Ltd 620. A this tool puts Metal pieces into a Frame to keep the picture and Glass in place. Since i am on a very tight budget because of disability a donation of this Type would be a real Blessing a having seen this Multi talented local artist at work i get the impression we May have another Manet in our midst. Debbie can be reached at 594-215, or leave a message in Case she painted the phone and is waiting for it to dry cats meow a my name is or. Bascom since i happen to be a cat my present owner. Richard r. Of Nashua Ltd 621is helping me find a new Home. I am a 4-Vear-old, purebred Himalayan bluepoint also have Bright Blue eyes Long haired White cat. Since i am completely de clawed All fours stay indoors which is Fine with me and use a litter Box. A Richard and family Are moving and cannot take me with them they also now have an adorable toddler who thinks i am a stuffed toy if you have a Good Home for me please Call Richard at 888-5518.�?� Richard is willing to Trade or. Bascom for an item not another cat please or for a service he and the family could use. Cat lovers a fur Quot goodness Sake make an offer keeping Nice in cold a i have a full size upright Freezer Vintage 1980s, Sears col spot Model free for the taking a writes Curt c. Of Merrimack Ltd 622. A we were using it up until a few weeks ago nonstop for a decade or More. It is Svi feet tall by 32 inches wide by 28 inches deep and is in Fine a few snowballs tucked away in the Freezer for a Spring fling could get you Over to Panther drive in a hurry. Better stick with conventional use such As Frozen foods and Cream folks interested in this Cool offer should Call Curt at 424-2105. Work in play a i have a few items to give away to people who can find a use for them a is the message from Lesley b. Of Hudson Ltd 624. A a. An electric typewriter in excellent condition a word processor Complete with manuals and disks and a floor Model record player radio cassette system with two floor speakers. The record player recently stopped working but in a sure it can be As Marconi might have said a who needs All these wires a someone electrically inclined and needing a project a typewriter or the ability to process words should give Lesley a Call at 883-1050. Treading through Winter a with Winter quickly approaching we can to get outside As much As we would like to enjoy the fresh air and walk off some extra Holiday pounds a writes a Ltd 625. A i was wondering if any of your wonderful readers might have a powered Treadmill they would like moved out of their anyone who a looking for a new Home for a a powered Treadmill can walk Over to their computer and email . I wonder if this will be the first Job for Mike the a a mailbag pickup delivery Guy our hero assisted living a i have clothing and some personal supplies that would be very helpful to someone a says a caring see mailbag Page g-2 staff photo by Don Himsel former Sanders associates Engineer Ralph Baer holds Simon a popular game he created in the 1970s. At his feet is Odyssey the first Home video game sold commercially. Game boy the a father of to games did his pioneering work in Nashua by David Brooks Telegraph staff on the web like any Good Engineer Ralph Baer Long ago turned his basement into a workroom. Soldering Irons oscilloscopes drawers full of screws and electronic components even framed copies of his patents on the Wall it s All there. Along with the talking Barbie doll. A now this is an interesting problem a says Baer contemplating the doll and its Pink plastic bathroom set one of the items on a Wall full of toys he helped develop. A not the engineering so much. But trying to get the Cost Down to $2.32. That was a whole different Ball game. At Sanders we never thought about interesting problems Are the stuff of life to the 79-year-old Baer a Manchester resident who spent the heart of his career at defense contractor Sanders associates in Nashua now part of bae systems and in the process developed one Ralph Baer s Home Page is at a description of the new Book a Usu Percadel is at of the company a most surprising and profitable items. A a in a say about too million Bucks in licensing came in Over to years from that a he says. A a that is Odyssey a plug into your to interactive Chase and shoot Mem up game developed in the late 1960s by Baer and a Small team of Sanders technicians including the late Bill Rusch of Hollis in a fifth floor Library of the company s canal Street building. It was the first video game Ever sold commercially which makes Baer something of a deity to the growing crowd of video game history enthusiasts. He has twice made appearances in Las vegas at the classic gaming expo where people one third his age react to his talks As if they were electrical engineers listening to Thomas Edison. One gaming history Buff even flew Over from Paris recently just to see his collection. Baer also wrote the foreword to and is prominently featured in a new Coffee table Book called a Usu per cad a visual history of the vide game age 1971-1984�?� $49.95, Mit press. The Book labels him a father of to games. A a in a a living legend a Baer jokes. Sometimes that Fame spills Over into the general population. Baer was once honoured by former new Hampshire gov. Hugh Galen for example and also received the inventor of the year award from the prestigious new York Patent Law association. Usually though Baer is overshadowed by the flamboyant Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell created atari to sell coi operated video games including Pong which was just like the first game made by Baers team and has been in the Public Eye so much that he has become associated with the Industry a beginnings. Even the Telegraph which should know bet Ter has run stories calling Bushnell the inventor of the video game. A the always had his face in the cameras a said Baer of the Man he does t really consider a rival. A but we had synergy. People would play Pong and if they wanted to play it at Home they had to buy genesis of an Engineer Baers route to Sanders began in nazi Era Germany. His family was jewish which was no problem until the hyperinflation following world War i ruined his father s business and Hitler began his angry ascension. The Rise of the nazis occupied Baers entire youth and has left him with a less than flattering View of humanity. A fall it takes is to set up loudspeakers everywhere and have nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels shouting lies All Day and people will do anything believe anything Quot he said. Fortunately the Baers had relatives in new York City. They got permission to emigrate to the United states in August 1938, just three months see Jame Page g-2 Book charts the history of Home video games considering they Are always in Pursuit of the newest and Best fans of computer games and video games show a surprising amount of interest in the oldest and Crummies. Call it a combination of Geek nostalgia and engineering curiosity a Cross Between people who collect old school lunch boxes and people who collect old computers. How else to explain a $50 Coffee table Book with the sort of giant pictures and fancy layout usually reserved for studies of architecture or fashion devoted to things such As space War syzygy and Pong All of which Are by modern standards graphically pathetic a Usu Percale a visual history of the vide game age 1971-1984,�?� was released oct. I by Mit press a nonprofit scholarly publishing House that specializes in More ponderous technical works but also has a history of generating Light hearted work such As a the hackers a Usu Percadel fits into the Light hearted category but Isnit totally escapist. A a a us Percadel should also stand As a testament to the profound importance of the role video games have played in the history of technology pushing the development and evolution of computers microprocessors artificial intelligence programming languages video display technologies virtual reality compression technologies broadband networks a argues a Usu Percadel author Van Burnham an editor at wired Magazine and computer game fanatic. Former Sanders associates Engineer Ralph Baer is featured prominently in the work of his team in the Sanders building on canal Street in Nashua gets several Large pages Early in the Book alongside such Proto Geek game groups As the Mit Model Railroad club. Baer also wrote the foreword where he is listed As a the father of to a history has proved that when technology is ready for something and becomes affordable it is going to be developed by someone. I simply came along and saw the millions of to sets doing nothing but broadcasting whatever the local stations churned out and soon a to game was born a he wrote. A technically it was a bit too Early Low Cost microprocessors weren to available and digital integrated circuits were still far Tex expensive so the first games were relatively primitive. But it was a Start. Quot David Brooks i health the secrets to successful weight loss g-3 education .g-5 family.g-8 books. G-12 Best bets.g-13 it
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