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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

  
Mike Murray:  (6)
The artists sign their work
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Apple Spirit,Industrial Design
12
 (4.33)
We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Education,Personality
4
 (4.33)
We cook up a special demo for John Sculley
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Recruiting,Early Programs
10
 (3.64)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.55)
We present a Mac to Mick Jagger
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Celebrities,The Launch
4
 (3.9)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.69)