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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (120 stories)
“Real artists ship.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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Chris tries to make a Steve-approved calculator
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
4
 (4.75)
Steve has a unique idea for the software
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Personality
8
 (4.12)
The artists sign their work
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Apple Spirit,Industrial Design
12
 (4.33)
It's hard to measure progress by lines of code
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management,Lisa
5
 (4.73)
The Lisa Filer was radically redesigned with no time to spare
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Lisa,User Interface,Management
1
 (4.28)
The Mac group gets business cards
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
5
 (4.57)
There was some friction between the Mac and Lisa teams
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Lisa,Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Lisa Rivalry
2
 (3.31)
We interview candidates for software manager
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
20
 (4.11)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.63)
Bob has written many lines of code
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
3
 (4.33)
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