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World Cup Memo Written By Steve Jobs Going Up For Auction 206

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the gate-gate-paragate-parasangate-bodhi-svahdl dept.
New submitter Dega704 writes with an excerpt from El Reg: "Before Steve Jobs came up with the iPhone or even the Apple II, he designed paddles for ball-flipping games at Atari where the scruffy 19-year-old was employed to improve game design. Sotheby's New York will auction off a document dating from Jobs's time there: a 1974 report that Jobs wrote for his boss suggesting ways to improve arcade game World Cup. According to Jobs' biography, his Atari days are most notable for his clashes with colleagues, who he considered to be 'dumb shits'. He was made to work night shifts there partly because he was in a phase of refusing to wash and so he apparently smelt bad, causing complaints from his co-workers. But Jobs obviously did some work at Atari too, with the document laying out his ideas for improving player experience. The typed four-page document includes three circuit designs in pencil and additional designs for the paddles and alignment of players defending a soccer goal."
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World Cup Memo Written By Steve Jobs Going Up For Auction

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  • ironic? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Cyko_01 (1092499) on Monday May 28, 2012 @10:13PM (#40138793) Homepage
    I find it odd that, with his background is video games, the mac is not a more successful gaming platform.
  • Re:Steve WHO? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by tyrione (134248) on Tuesday May 29, 2012 @12:19AM (#40139329) Homepage

    Steve JOBS came up with the Apple II? I don't think so.

    Steve Wozniak is on record stating that Steve designed the layout of everything on the Apple II down to how to layout the ICs. Wozniak could have cared less but saw the merit in Steve's constant design critique to make things organized, minimalistic and right down to the look of the inside of cases not to be nothing but some piece of crap sheet metal cover, ala today's typical PC Clone shell.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?