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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (37 stories)
“It's always necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously, for us, this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further...” -- Pablo Picasso

  
Burrell Smith:  (37)
Burrell Smith's brilliant digital board provided the seed that the rest of the team coalesced around. Its Woz-inspired creativity set the tone for the rest of the project.

Besides five different Macintoshes, Burrell also designed the digital board for the LaserWriter printer. In 1986, he co-founded Radius, and created their first two products, the Radius Full Page Display and the Radius Accelerator.
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We interview candidates for software manager
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
21
 (4.14)
Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Management, Technical
6
 (4.37)
We travel to Woz's rock festival
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Celebrities,Personality,Recreation
8
 (3.93)
Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.25)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.55)
Burrell's educational credentials
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Launch,Personality
0
 (3.38)
Burrell had a unique approach to playing Defender
September 1983
Donn Denman
Personality,Recreation
5
 (4.17)
We were always dealing with memory limitations
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
4
 (3.93)
We feel betrayed by the unexpectedly high price
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Twiggy
13
 (3.92)
Burrell modifies his sweatshirt
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
T-Shirts,Personality
3
 (3.92)
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