Our Previous episodes have all been from the early solid-state era. The last 70’s and early 80’s was where the industry went though some of its largest shifts, we call that ‘disruption’ now-a-days. The exit of electro-mechanical pinball and the entrance of solid-state was a watershed moment in the hobby.
Some companies excelled in the new market and some fell almost immediately. Gottlieb well… they became zombies, just refusing to die and walking on and on and on… hanging in there… Somehow…
Today we’re going to review their final years of Gottlieb in the System 3 era.
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Eclectic Gamers Podcast #47. Here
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Jon Norris IPDB. Here
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Pinball News. Smoked Out. Norris Leaves Stern. Here
This Week in Pinball. Around the Playfield with Jon Norris. Here
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TOPCast Pinball Show:
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