Vectrex Timeline - What happened 30 years ago... ?January 28, 2012
Here is the first entry for a news series about the history of the Vectrex.
Large supply of 5" CRT's bought cheaply from a liquidator's surplus.
"Mini-Arcade" development begins with Mike Purvis and John Ross.
Project is re-named. Tom Sloper suggests "Vector-X", which soon becomes "Vectrex".
Kenner declines an option on the project.
Vectrex concept is licensed by General Consumer Electronics (GCE), and a 9" CRT is decided on.
Paul Newell, Mark Indictor and John Hall begin to engineer the Vectrex.
Bill Hawkins and Chris King join the Western Tech. They were both students at Georgia Tech at the time and are hired by Ed Smith as "Cooperative Education" students. They are supposed to work for three months and then go back to school. Duncan Muirhead joins a week or two afterwards. He had just dropped out of a Physics PHD program at UCLA.
Come back to the VecNews, this series will be continued!