Stuff from my barn.


When Warner bought Atari, the first thing they did was cancel the bonus to any programmer who authored a marketable game.  The bonus was $100,000.  Warner was accustom to handling actors so they thought they didn't need to pay bonus to programmers.  After all, where they not paid a salary to write games.

The programmers on hearing about the cancellation, quit and went to work for Electronic Arts.  Atari went bankrupted and EA flourished.