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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (94 stories)
“If everything is under control, you're going too slow.” -- Mario Andretti

  
Andy Hertzfeld:  (94)
Andy started at Apple in August 1979 as Apple employee #435. He was one of the main authors of the Macintosh system software working on the core operating system and the User Interface toolbox, as well as most of the original desk accessories. He later went on to co-found three companies: Radius (1986), General Magic (1990) and Eazel (1999). He is also the main author of the Folklore website you're currently reading.
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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
21
 (4.14)
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)
The software team has a personality clash
May 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality Clashes
2
 (4.23)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
6
 (4.35)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
16
 (4.5)
A seminar with Alan Kay
July 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Inspiration
5
 (4.23)
We receive Steve's permission to dismantle the onerous burglar alarm
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Buildings,Management
1
 (4.42)
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