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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (12 stories)
“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” -- Pablo Picasso

  
Jef Raskin:  (12)
Jef was Apple employee #31, hired in January 1978 to start up the publications department. He created the initial Macintosh vision of an easy to use appliance computer, and hired the initial development that made it happen. Jef could not abide Steve Jobs taking over the project, so he left the team by mid-1981, and the company by early 1982. He later created the Canon Cat computer, and published a best selling book about user interface.
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The very first image on the very first Macintosh
February 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Hardware Design,Prototypes
11
 (4.59)
The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
8
 (3.66)
A shakeup in Apple II engineering frees me up to work on the Macintosh
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Apple II,Management,Recruiting
5
 (4.62)
The design of the Macintosh case
March 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Industrial Design,Hardware,Prototypes
9
 (4.35)
Burrell tried to sneak in some hardware expandability
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management
12
 (4.37)
The artists sign their work
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Apple Spirit,Industrial Design
12
 (4.33)
A double standard for secrecy
June 1982
Jerry Manock
Celebrities,Industrial Design,Social Life
1
 (3.72)
Steve Jobs was almost 1982's Man of the Year
December 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,Personality
0
 (4.3)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.8)
Burrell actually designed 5 different Macintoshes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Technical,Prototypes
4
 (4.33)
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