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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.” -- John Cage

  
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The Reality Distortion Field changes Bruce's mind about working at Apple
September 1981
Bruce Horn
Reality Distortion,Apple Spirit,Recruiting
2
 (4.26)
Creation of the first spline-based font system
January 1989
William Donelson
Origins,Software Design
2
 (3.06)
The software team has a personality clash
May 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality Clashes
2
 (4.21)
A double standard for secrecy
June 1982
Jerry Manock
Celebrities,Industrial Design,Social Life
2
 (3.73)
My interview with Chris Espinosa
May 1982
Caroline Rose
Recruiting
2
 (3.88)
An early bug in the Finder sends Bruce back to the drawing board...
January 1984
Bruce Horn
Bugs,Software Design,The Launch
2
 (4.06)
Steve Jobs tries to get Bo Derek to abandon her PC in favor of a Mac
September 1985
Tom Zito
Personality,Celebrities
2
 (4.08)
There was some friction between the Mac and Lisa teams
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Lisa,Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Lisa Rivalry
2
 (3.41)
Bob gives Bruce thirty days to finish the Resource Manager
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
2
 (4.11)
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)
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