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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (37 stories)
“Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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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