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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (7 stories)
“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.” -- John Cage

  
Joanna Hoffman:  (7)
Joanna was a physicist and an archeologist before Jef Raskin hired her as the fifth member of the Macintosh team in September 1980. She was the only marketing person for more than a year, and she made many important contributions, including writing the first draft of the User Interface Guidelines. She's now a mother of two, married to Mac team member Alain Rossman.
The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
8
 (3.82)
The creation of resources
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Software Design,Origins,Technical,User Interface
7
 (4.15)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
5
 (4.35)
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
15
 (4.57)
We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Education,Personality
4
 (4.33)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.69)
Who is the father of the Macintosh?
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Credit,Personality
14
 (4.55)