I was a beta tester for Pong.

That's right. When I was a child, living in a nice suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, our neighbor was Mr. Warmstead (sp?). He was a VP at Sears. Someone had asked him to find families with kids, give them this thing, and see if they like it.

The first one had some problems, but the second one was GREAT!!!! We played until it broke our TV. Then we got another TV and broke that one too.

Interesting, Pong is the only video / computer game that I was ever really good at. We got an Atari years later, but I never mastered it. Pong was my game.

Since then I've been a beta tester for many software products, but nothing has ever excited me the way that little green blip floating across the screen did.