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R.I.P Steve Jobs. Thank you for Super Breakout (game) and everything else!

And that's how I got inspired to get into computer science, learn programming, to build games like that or do cool stuff with computers.




Your inspiration might actually be Steve Wozniak. It was him that did Super Breakout, not Jobs.

"Maybe they had an inkling that he'd actually work on Breakout with Wozniak, who they already knew from his low chip PONG. As Allan later said "Jobs never did a lick of engineering in his life. He had me snowed. It took years before I figured out that he was getting Woz to 'come in the back door' and do all the work while he got the credit."

"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."


Geez. I know it's not good to say anything bad about someone who died, but that plus other things he's done makes me think he's a real ----

I hope Woz gets a similar level of recognition and mourning when he passes (decades into the future, hopefully)


To be fair, he was pretty much a kid at the time.




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