Google Doodle first time honors the Bay Area's first Black video game designer

Google's current "Doodle" — honors pioneering Black Bay Area video game engineer Jerry Lawson,on have been his 82nd birthday (Dec. 1).

Lawson attended Queens College and City College of New York 

before moving to Palo Alto in 1968 to work for Fairchild Semiconductor as an engineering consultant.

He helped develop the Fairfield Channel F system (short for "Channel Fun"),

the first video game console to integrate cartridges and a joystick. 

Meanwhile, he worked on the first iteration of "Pong" with a team that would later go on to found Atari.

Lawson moved on to start Videosoft, the first Black-founded gaming company,