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When my flatulence becomes candidate for origin of the cosmos is the day Steve Jobs can be recognized as a gaming engineer. He only worked a couple years at Atari. What makes him king of the hill by comparison? Try to control your butthurt.
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Originally Posted by zorpnic;15578741 
When my flatulence becomes candidate for origin of the cosmos is the day Steve Jobs can be recognized as a gaming engineer. He only worked a couple years at Atari. What makes him king of the hill by comparison? Try to control your butthurt.
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The original deadline was met after Wozniak did not sleep for four days straight. In the end 50 chips were removed from Jobs' original design. This equated to a US$5,000 bonus, which Jobs kept secret from Wozniak, instead only paying him $375.

Sounds like this side man, named Steve Jobs, just took credit for his "friend's" hard work and then, just like Apple's customers today, was cheated him for the actual worth of his design. Steve Jobs hasn't changed. I'm glad we aren't using crummy Macs these days as the number 1 operating system.

Give credit where credit is due. And frankly, it seems like Steve Jobs was on the low end stick of that. I can't believe I even gave him any credit for his influence in the PC world. Wozniak had a MUCH bigger influence on it then Steve ever did.
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the average person has no idea who real game devs are. People vote for names they recognize. Simple as that. Same thing happens in local elections a lot of the time. Whoever's name looks most familiar gets the vote. Stupid but true.

Very true. If faced with the option to vote between 2 people, one they have never heard of before and the other they have heard their name before, people will vote for the more familiar name. It doesn't even matter if all they have heard about the person was a single negative thing and not a single positive thing (as long as it wasn't something outrageous) they will vote for them over the unknown name.
    
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Why do we always deify the frauds?
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Steve jobs didnt have much to do with games but the first home computer that played games, good games in colour (choplifter, loadrunner and many others) was the apple][ in the late 70s. The PC still only had green screens at the time and no games were written for it. Proberly before half of you were even born LOL
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Give credit where credit is due. And frankly, it seems like Steve Jobs was on the low end stick of that. I can't believe I even gave him any credit for his influence in the PC world. Wozniak had a MUCH bigger influence on it then Steve ever did.

IMO Wozniak deserves a lot more credit (and money) then he gets.

Is Steve Jobs a marketing genius? Yes. But that's where it ends. Steve Jobs didn't create anything influential himself.
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IMO Wozniak deserves a lot more credit (and money) then he gets.

Is Steve Jobs a marketing genius? Yes. But that's where it ends. Steve Jobs didn't create anything influential himself.

Marketing genius is a stretch. Perhaps exploitative genius, but certainly not a marketing genius.

Definitely not a thing to do with video games, though.
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