Christmas Morning, 1977: Magnavox Odyssey 2000

Christmas Odyssey In Ink 1-3-78

The Odyssey 2000 (1977) was the 7th iteration of the original Odyssey, the very first home video game console, designed by Ralph H. Baer. As many of you have heard, Baer passed away on December 5th. Pong, though much more popular, was essentially a knock-off of the Odyssey’s Tennis game, and so the history of home consoles begins with Baer, not Bushnell.

The owl calculator is The Little Professor, a “learning aid” that presents mathematical problems for the user to solve. There’s an emulator, if you want to give it a go.


4 Responses to “Christmas Morning, 1977: Magnavox Odyssey 2000”

  1. 1 thistledownjohn (@ThistledownJohn) December 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    My Odyssey 300 is still sitting in my Mom’s basement. I need to plug it in and see if it works.

  2. 3 narvo December 11, 2014 at 12:39 am

    lol, my wife has a Professor Owl MIB from her childhood!

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