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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (120 stories)
“There's only one rule in user interface design: Make the user happy.” -- Bill Atkinson

  
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Burrell quits Apple, but fails to live up to his threat
February 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Quitting
5
 (4.36)
I continued to work on the Font Manager even after I left Apple
March 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality,Allnighters,QuickDraw
1
 (4.14)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.69)
The sad story of MacBasic
June 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
9
 (4.18)
Steve Jobs tries to get Bo Derek to abandon her PC in favor of a Mac
September 1985
Tom Zito
Personality,Celebrities
1
 (4.04)
The Inside Mac cover you never saw
October 1985
Caroline Rose
Documentation
2
 (3.9)
The Easter egg in Inside Macintosh
December 1985
Caroline Rose
Documentation, Credit
4
 (4.25)
MacPaint 2.0
March 1986
David Ramsey
Maintenance,MacPaint
10
 (4.07)
What's worse than a dealer screwing up your new computer? Telling the customer the dealer screwed up their new computer.
1988
David Ramsey
Marketing,Hardware,Mac II
2
 (3.44)
Creation of the first spline-based font system
January 1989
William Donelson
Origins,Software Design
2
 (3.06)
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