The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (32 stories)
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead

Bill Atkinson:  (32)
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The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
A brief history of desk accessories
October 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,User Interface,Personality
A curious style of programming
January 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Lisa
It's hard to measure progress by lines of code
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management,Lisa
The Lisa Filer was radically redesigned with no time to spare
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Lisa,User Interface,Management
There was some friction between the Mac and Lisa teams
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Lisa,Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Lisa Rivalry
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
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