Agreed. That Gamespot article is a beautifully-written tribute, and makes this little blurb seem almost shameful by comparison.
In any case, I am glad Patrick has put a news item up about this. R.I.P. Mr. Baer. His invention of the home console set the stage for the huge proliferation of interactive games in our everyday life that we get to enjoy today.
Two days late and three sentences long. Yeah I agree, it does seem kinda flippant. Some indie dev making an iPhone game I'll never play gets 3000 words, Ralph Baer gets this.
Sadly, GOTY has us all beaten 'n tired. I wish I could have given the man a more substantial tribute.