The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (6 stories)
“There are two ways of constructing a software design: one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” -- Tony Hoare

Joanna Hoffman:  (6)
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
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
Who is the father of the Macintosh?
Andy Hertzfeld