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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (120 stories)
“The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven's Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.” -- Louis Kahn

  
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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
7
 (4.39)
Burrell tried to sneak in some hardware expandability
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management
12
 (4.35)
Rod Holt, who remember every technical detail in the world, forgot he hired me
August 1981
Brian Robertson
0
 (2.85)
We discover who wrote an awkward game for the PC
August 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Microsoft
11
 (4.4)
The Reality Distortion Field changes Bruce's mind about working at Apple
September 1981
Bruce Horn
Reality Distortion,Apple Spirit,Recruiting
1
 (4.27)
A brief history of desk accessories
October 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,User Interface,Personality
13
 (4.44)
The creation of resources
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Software Design,Origins,Technical,User Interface
7
 (4.15)
Bruce needs to find a computer, and fast.
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Apple Spirit,Lisa,Lisa Rivalry,Buildings,Management
4
 (4.3)
A curious style of programming
January 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.07)
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