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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (37 stories)
“Better is the enemy of best.” -- Alan Kay

  
Burrell Smith:  (37)
Burrell Smith's brilliant digital board provided the seed that the rest of the team coalesced around. Its Woz-inspired creativity set the tone for the rest of the project.

Besides five different Macintoshes, Burrell also designed the digital board for the LaserWriter printer. In 1986, he co-founded Radius, and created their first two products, the Radius Full Page Display and the Radius Accelerator.
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Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.25)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.55)
Burrell's educational credentials
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Launch,Personality
0
 (3.38)
Burrell had a unique approach to playing Defender
September 1983
Donn Denman
Personality,Recreation
5
 (4.17)
We were always dealing with memory limitations
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
4
 (3.93)
We feel betrayed by the unexpectedly high price
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Twiggy
13
 (3.92)
Burrell modifies his sweatshirt
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
T-Shirts,Personality
3
 (3.92)
The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
11
 (4.72)
Burrell and I get our pictures in Newsweek
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,The Launch,Marketing
6
 (4.57)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.8)
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