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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (12 stories)
“The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven's Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.” -- Louis Kahn

  
Jef Raskin:  (12)
Jef was Apple employee #31, hired in January 1978 to start up the publications department. He created the initial Macintosh vision of an easy to use appliance computer, and hired the initial development that made it happen. Jef could not abide Steve Jobs taking over the project, so he left the team by mid-1981, and the company by early 1982. He later created the Canon Cat computer, and published a best selling book about user interface.
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The very first image on the very first Macintosh
February 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Hardware Design,Prototypes
12
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The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
9
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