Quoted from TreyBo69:
Wasn't it something like AP hired Joe Balcer who immediately recognized nothing of substance was getting done? Then he banged out Houdini from scratch within a few months
Also AP had that cute note with Magic Girl that said something to the effect of "we built what we were told to build and this does not reflect our standards"
JPop's only positive contribution this millennium was tricking some guys into starting a relatively decent pinball manufacturer which would fire him when they realized he didn't bring much to the team.
Corny's big claim to fame of getting the scoop on the houdini machine with his flip phone is still the highlight of his life. He was quick to tell me all about it during one of his personal rant sessions to me last year. Good times. Oh, and its not a bit.