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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“The recipe for great work is: very exacting taste, plus the abililty to gratify it.” -- Paul Graham

  
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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)
The story of how this site turned into a book
January 2004
Andy Hertzfeld
Commentary, The Book
23
 (4.33)
Eulogy for Brian Howard, Macintosh hero, 1944-2010
February 2010
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Eulogy
0
 (4.8)
Here are some of our worst mistakes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Technical
8
 (4.21)
An essay discussing where the Mac user interface came from
undated
Bruce Horn
Credit,Software Design,Origins
11
 (4.26)
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
 (4.82)
Burrell actually designed 5 different Macintoshes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Technical,Prototypes
4
 (4.4)
The attitudes and values of the team forged the spirit of the Macintosh
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,,Inspiration,Management,Personality,Origins,Reality Distortion
6
 (4.43)
Here are a few seminal Macintosh screenshots, ala the Lisa polaroids
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
2
 (4.44)
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