It’s Black History month and there are a number of African-America people who have made great contributions to our technology world.  This month, we thought we’d highlight a few notable persons in the computer technology space.
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First up, Gerald A. Lawson…..any Playstation, Wii, or Xbox fans out there? 
Jerry, as he was known, created the first ROM cartridge-based video-game console.  Because of his creation, you can easily switch between video-games.  From a business perspective, it gave game makers a way to earn profits by selling individual games.
He grew up in Queens, NY and had a long-life love of technology.  You can read more about him here.  
So, next time you’re gaming, give a shout out to Jerry Lawson and his interchangeable cartridges.