The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (10 stories)
“It's always necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously, for us, this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further...” -- Pablo Picasso

Bob Belleville:  (10)
The artists sign their work
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Apple Spirit,Industrial Design
Bob has written many lines of code
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
The software team has a personality clash
May 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality Clashes
Bob gives Bruce thirty days to finish the Resource Manager
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
Why the Mac design team got credit for their work
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,The Press,Retreats
My belated performance review is delivered verbally
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality Clashes
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
We present a Mac to Mick Jagger
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Celebrities,The Launch
My leave of absence was drawing to a close
September 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting,Personality Clashes,Reality Distortion
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting