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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (32 stories)
“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” -- Pablo Picasso

  
Bill Atkinson:  (32)
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The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
8
 (3.7)
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.73)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
8
 (4.6)
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)
A brief history of desk accessories
October 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,User Interface,Personality
13
 (4.42)
A curious style of programming
January 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.13)
It's hard to measure progress by lines of code
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management,Lisa
5
 (4.76)
The Lisa Filer was radically redesigned with no time to spare
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Lisa,User Interface,Management
1
 (4.28)
There was some friction between the Mac and Lisa teams
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Lisa,Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Lisa Rivalry
2
 (3.31)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.63)
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