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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (94 stories)
“Real artists ship.” -- Steve Jobs

  
Andy Hertzfeld:  (94)
Andy started at Apple in August 1979 as Apple employee #435. He was one of the main authors of the Macintosh system software working on the core operating system and the User Interface toolbox, as well as most of the original desk accessories. He later went on to co-found three companies: Radius (1986), General Magic (1990) and Eazel (1999). He is also the main author of the Folklore website you're currently reading.
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The design of the Macintosh case
March 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Industrial Design,Hardware,Prototypes
9
 (4.37)
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.73)
Rod wants to change the name of the project
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Apple Spirit
11
 (3.47)
Various demos showed off what the hardware could do
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Prototypes, Software Design. Early Programs
7
 (4.15)
We encounter Adam Osborne at the West Coast Computer Faire
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality, Personality Clashes
6
 (4.68)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
8
 (4.62)
We stay late to bring up the first printed circuit board
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware,Prototypes,Management
6
 (4.06)
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
6
 (4.33)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
7
 (4.21)
Steve is concerned with the esthetics of the PC board
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Personality
8
 (4.41)
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