thoughts on Nye paper:

Fawn Alvarez: assembly line work is still no fun, at least engineers listened to workers
there was a culture of treating workers well enough so they would not need unions
when are unions needed:
ROLM was a company that made rugged military computers and sophisticated telephone systems

Al Acorn:

Atari was moving on to the first programmable game console that could run different games: Video Computer System
controversy over Death Race game

Atari was sold to Warner Communications (holding company for Warner Brothers Pictures and Warner Music Group and also owned DC comics and Mad)
the entertainment industry was taking notice of video games
how to rein in the wild and crazy culture and sloppy business practices of the startups
What worried Warner?
They should have been used to dealing with creative types

what did it take to succeed?