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#1 onlysublime OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 10:55 PM

I saw this article at Kotaku with a couple employee cards... And it got me thinking, who were employees #1 and #2?

http://kotaku.com/59...r-1973-id-badge

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#2 Stephen ONLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 11:20 PM

I would guess Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabny.

#3 Retro Rogue OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 11:42 PM

Depends on how you count. Nolan and Ted didn't really consider themselves employees since they were the owners. There's also the matter of the actual first employee, Nolan's babysitter Cynthia V., w \ho became their secretary. She was hired before Al but doesn't usually get counted because Al was the first engineering hire.

Also, they have it wrong in the article, that's just the hire date on the badge not when the badge was from. Badges were of course re-issued and numbers stayed with you for life even if you left and came back.The first badges through '73 were Syzygy badges.

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Posted Thu May 17, 2012 8:49 PM

Looking at the first picture, maybe Alfred E Newman? ;)




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