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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (37 stories)
“It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction” -- Pablo Picasso

  
Burrell Smith:  (37)
Burrell Smith's brilliant digital board provided the seed that the rest of the team coalesced around. Its Woz-inspired creativity set the tone for the rest of the project.

Besides five different Macintoshes, Burrell also designed the digital board for the LaserWriter printer. In 1986, he co-founded Radius, and created their first two products, the Radius Full Page Display and the Radius Accelerator.
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Burrell Smith was creative in more than just engineering.
August 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Personality, Hardware Design, Apple II
13
 (4.36)
Burrell proves his mettle with the 80k language card.
November 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Technical, Apple II
6
 (4.15)
The very first image on the very first Macintosh
February 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Hardware Design,Prototypes
11
 (4.6)
Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
September 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
7
 (4.67)
The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
8
 (3.82)
Burrell imitates Jef
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality
7
 (4.65)
My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
4
 (3.85)
A shakeup in Apple II engineering frees me up to work on the Macintosh
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Apple II,Management,Recruiting
5
 (4.63)
The SCC gets designed into the Mac
March 1981
steve blank
Hardware,Hardware Design
5
 (4.28)
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.73)
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