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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (121 stories)
“Systems programmers are high priests of a low cult.” -- Alan Kay

  
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My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
7
 (3.9)
We present a Mac to Mick Jagger
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Celebrities,The Launch
4
 (3.9)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
The Inside Mac cover you never saw
October 1985
Caroline Rose
Documentation
2
 (3.9)
a last minute bug causes some problems
January 1984
Steve Capps
Software Design, Technical, Bugs
12
 (3.85)
My interview with Chris Espinosa
May 1982
Caroline Rose
Recruiting
2
 (3.81)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.8)
When industrial design and the reality of purchasing meet, and we find that no detail was too small to cause problems...
January 1983
Paul Tavenier
Industrial Design
3
 (3.78)
A double standard for secrecy
June 1982
Jerry Manock
Celebrities,Industrial Design,Social Life
2
 (3.73)
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.73)
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