Inkblot: Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell

By Mark Milian - 2013-01-17T17:08:30Z

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'Brilliant, Playful'

For the "Breakout" assignment, Jobs secretly brought in his friend Steve Wozniak to do the work. Wozniak, who would later start Apple Computer with Jobs, loved computers and was happy to work on the game for a small check.

"The two things that define Woz are 'brilliant' and 'playful,'" Bushnell said. "I love people who are fascinated and play with technology, and Woz was probably the best example of that."