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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (70 stories)
“Simple things should be simple. Complex things should be possible.” -- Alan Kay

  
Steve Jobs:  (70)
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The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
8
 (3.66)
The office where the Mac became real
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Lisa, Buildings
6
 (3.5)
Bud defines Steve's unique talent
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Reality Distortion
15
 (4.53)
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)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
7
 (4.6)
We stay late to bring up the first printed circuit board
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware,Prototypes,Management
6
 (4.06)
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
5
 (4.3)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
7
 (4.21)
Steve is concerned with the esthetics of the PC board
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Personality
7
 (4.39)
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