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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (68 stories)
“There are two ways of constructing a software design: one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” -- Tony Hoare

  
Steve Jobs:  (68)
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The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
8
 (3.7)
The office where the Mac became real
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Lisa, Buildings
6
 (3.66)
Bud defines Steve's unique talent
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Reality Distortion
15
 (4.47)
A shakeup in Apple II engineering frees me up to work on the Macintosh
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Apple II,Management,Recruiting
6
 (4.63)
The design of the Macintosh case
March 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Industrial Design,Hardware,Prototypes
9
 (4.37)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
8
 (4.6)
We stay late to bring up the first printed circuit board
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware,Prototypes,Management
6
 (4.06)
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
6
 (4.3)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
7
 (4.21)
Steve is concerned with the esthetics of the PC board
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Personality
7
 (4.39)
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