One day in early 1975 Al Alcorn was sitting in his office at Atari when Ron Wayne burst in.
"Hey, Stevie is back!" he shouted.
"Wow, bring him on in," Alcorn replied.
Jobs shuffled in barefoot, wearing a saffron robe and carrying a copy of Be Here Now,
which he handed to Alcorn and insisted he read.
"Can I have my job back?" he asked.
"He looked like a Hare Krishna guy, but it was great to see him," Alcorn recalled.
"So I said, sure!"
Once again, for the sake of harmony, Jobs worked mostly at night.
Wozniak, who was living in an apartment nearby and working at HP, would come by after dinner to hang out and play the video games.
He had become addicted to Pong at a Sunnyvale bowling alley,
and he was able to build a version that he hooked up to his home TV set.
One day in the late summer of 1975,
Nolan Bushnell, defying the prevailing wisdom that paddle games were over,
decided to develop a single-player version of Pong;
instead of competing against an opponent, the player would volley the ball into a wall that lost a brick whenever it was hit.
He called Jobs into his office, sketched it out on his little blackboard, and asked him to design it.
There would be a bonus, Bushnell told him, for every chip fewer than fifty that he used.
Bushnell knew that Jobs was not a great engineer,
but he assumed, correctly, that he would recruit Wozniak, who was always hanging around.
"I looked at it as a two-for-one thing," Bushnell recalled. "Woz was a better engineer."
Wozniak was thrilled when Jobs asked him to help and proposed splitting the fee.
"This was the most wonderful offer in my life, to actually design a game that people would use," he recalled.
Jobs said it had to be done in four days and with the fewest chips possible.
What he hid from Wozniak was that the deadline was one that Jobs had imposed,
because he needed to get to the All One Farm to help prepare for the apple harvest.
He also didn't mention that there was a bonus tied to keeping down the number of chips.
"A game like this might take most engineers a few months," Wozniak recalled.
"I thought that there was no way I could do it, but Steve made me sure that I could."
So he stayed up four nights in a row and did it.
During the day at HP, Wozniak would sketch out his design on paper.
Then, after a fast-food meal, he would go right to Atari and stay all night.
As Wozniak churned out the design, Jobs sat on a bench to his left implementing it by wire-wrapping the chips onto a breadboard.
"While Steve was breadboarding,
I spent time playing my favorite game ever, which was the auto racing game Gran Trak 10," Wozniak said.
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