Inkblot: Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell

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

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In 1976, Atari needed money. Bushnell decided to sell the company to Warner Communications (TWX), a move he would soon come to regret. He described Warner as "big and bureaucratic, not very creative." The sale, he added, "was a mistake."