Bailey is a "shero" in a world traditionally dominated by male achievement--the
computer game world.
Bailey is the first female computer game designer. Her game, called
Centipede, was released in 1981 on the Atari game system, and has
since become an arcade classic.
The game's colorful graphics and clever playing-mode made Centipede
the first game to attract more female fans than male.
The game goes like this: a multi-sectioned centipede winds its way
through rows of mushrooms. The player moves a shooter along the
bottom of the screen, firing at the centipede in an attempt to kill
each section before the player is struck by a centipede piece.
Bailey represents a triumph for American women. She is an inspiration
not only for female computer programmers, but also for all women
striving to compete for equality of opportunity and success in America's