Steve Wozniak And Nolan Bushnell's Video Game Project

David M. Ewalt
Steve Wozniak And Nolan Bushnell's Video Game Project

The Geek Picture of the Day brought together two computing giants.

In this May 1 1986 photo, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Atari founder Nolan Bushnell play with stuffed toys at Bushnell's offices in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Wozniak and Bushnell already had a successful history of collaboration by the time the photo was taken: In 1974 they worked together to create the seminal arcade game Breakout. But in 1986 they announced they were working on a new project, something so secret it was codenamed NEMO --an acronym for Never Ever Mentioned Outside.

NEMO eventually became Control-Vision, a video game console which ran on VHS video tapes instead of the industry-standard ROM cartridges. Industry partner Hasbro sank millions into the development of the device, but it was shut down a few months before the planned date of release, and was never sold in stores.

(AP Photo/Bill Beattie)