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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (37 stories)
“There's only one rule in user interface design: Make the user happy.” -- Bill Atkinson

  
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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My leave of absence was drawing to a close
September 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting,Personality Clashes,Reality Distortion
4
 (4.0)
Burrell quits Apple, but fails to live up to his threat
February 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Quitting
6
 (4.36)
I continued to work on the Font Manager even after I left Apple
March 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality,Allnighters,QuickDraw
1
 (4.2)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.73)
Burrell actually designed 5 different Macintoshes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Technical,Prototypes
4
 (4.4)
The attitudes and values of the team forged the spirit of the Macintosh
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,,Inspiration,Management,Personality,Origins,Reality Distortion
7
 (4.43)
Who is the father of the Macintosh?
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Credit,Personality
16
 (4.57)
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