Inkblot: Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell

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

Photograph by Joe Toreno

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(Corrects date when UWink was founded.)

Bushnell started UWink with the help of his daughter in 2005. The company developed touchscreen video systems to be installed in restaurants, a radical idea that was perhaps ahead of its time.

"The big problem that UWink had was we were essentially building tablets because they hadn't been invented yet," Bushnell said. "That drove up the cost a lot."