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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (67 stories)
“Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered pot holder.” -- Raymond Chandler

  
Steve Jobs:  (67)
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Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (4.58)
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)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.62)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.55)
Steve Jobs meets Donald Knuth
September 1983
Tom Zito
Personality,Inspiration
4
 (4.4)
Steve gives the troops a pep talk
September 1983
Tom Zito
Apple Spirit,Management,Recruiting
8
 (4.05)
Steve estimates the effort that went into Quickdraw
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Personality, Reality Distortion, QuickDraw
3
 (4.12)
We feel betrayed by the unexpectedly high price
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Twiggy
13
 (3.92)
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