The Triumph of the Geek: The Evolution of Tech-Obsessed Nerds Through Time

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Gamers in Training

Once the bright minds at Atari, Nintendo and ColecoVision found ways to bring the arcade into the living room, the 1970s and '80s witnessed the birth of a new kind of geek: the gamer. Shunning outdoor activity for the thrill of previously unseen digital worlds, gamers blasted asteroids and saved Lady from Donkey Kong - all with the flick of the wrist and tap of their fingers.

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