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Brooks took charge of the project and had them start over with a “clean” design from the bottom up. In addition to compatibility and expandability, the IBM System/360 offered another key innovation. By the mid-1960s, relatively high-speed, highcapacity hard disks were beginning to replace slow tape drives for program storage. Brooks and his team designed their operating system so that if the limited amount of main random access memory (RAM) started to run out, program instructions and data could be “swapped” or temporarily stored on the disk.
He kept half the money as his share and remained chairman of the company. Bushnell helped Atari create its first generalpurpose personal computer. The Atari PC had better graphics than did competitors from Apple and Radio Shack. Its ability to easily manipulate patterns called “sprites” to move images on the screen attracted many game designers. But he became frustrated because he had to work on projects that Warner wanted, not the new ideas 38 Bushnell, Nolan he was constantly thinking up, and he also felt stuck in just one role.