There is a story behind every electronic gadget sold on the QVC shopping
channel. This one leads to a ramshackle farmhouse in rural Oregon, which
is the home and circuit design lab of Jeri Ellsworth, a 30-year-old high
school dropout and self-taught computer chip designer.
Ms. Ellsworth has squeezed the entire circuitry of a two-decade-old
Commodore 64 home computer onto a single chip, which she has tucked
neatly into a joystick that connects by a cable to a TV set. Called
the Commodore 64 - the same as the computer system - her device can run
30 video games, mostly sports, racing and puzzles games from the early
1980's, all without the hassle of changing game cartridges.
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics