Quoted from Pinballs:
In one of the videos John said he was working 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. Well, he just lied a lot, didn't he?
I have a feeling he was AT work 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. "working" is a relative word. My guess is most of his day was spent either reviewing artwork to make sure it all looked perfect, or staring blindly in the air hoping a revolutionary mechanism would come to him. In the end, he ended up re-hashing his old mechanisms (take the ball cage and lower screen from CV, take the tiger saw from TOM and rotate it horizontally, take the up-post from space shuttle because that was originally supposed to be in TOM but williams wouldn't let me keep it in). About the only somewhat innovative thing I saw him do was that multiple magnasave on the left outlane that randomly saved the ball or let it drain. There WAS going to be something somewhat innovative with that center spinner (no nevermind, that was stolen from CV too), but his communication trailed off so it never went anywhere.