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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (40 stories)
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -- Alan Kay

  
Software Design:  (40)
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How we got the unusual symbol used for the menu command key
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
16
 (4.65)
We needed to come up with a naming scheme for our fonts
August 1983
Susan Kare
Software Design,Personality
7
 (4.36)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.57)
We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
6
 (4.28)
The puzzle desk accessory became controversial.
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Management
6
 (4.0)
We were always dealing with memory limitations
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
4
 (3.93)
Steve estimates the effort that went into Quickdraw
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Personality, Reality Distortion, QuickDraw
3
 (4.12)
The very first location in low memory
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Testing,Technical
6
 (4.1)
An early bug in the Finder sends Bruce back to the drawing board...
January 1984
Bruce Horn
Bugs,Software Design,The Launch
2
 (4.07)
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