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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (120 stories)
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead

  
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The Macintosh's first multi-tasking environment
October 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Compensation
19
 (4.91)
The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
10
 (4.87)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.78)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.75)
It's hard to measure progress by lines of code
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management,Lisa
5
 (4.73)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.69)
We encounter Adam Osborne at the West Coast Computer Faire
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality, Personality Clashes
5
 (4.68)
Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
September 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
7
 (4.67)
A visual history of the development of the Lisa/Macintosh user interface
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,User Interface,Early Programs,Lisa,QuickDraw,Software Design
11
 (4.67)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
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