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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (67 stories)
“People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” -- Alan Kay

  
Steve Jobs:  (67)
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We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Education,Personality
4
 (4.33)
The evolution of the Finder
January 1983
Bruce Horn
Software Design
11
 (4.58)
Why the Mac design team got credit for their work
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,The Press,Retreats
4
 (4.28)
My belated performance review is delivered verbally
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality Clashes
3
 (4.61)
Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.25)
We cook up a special demo for John Sculley
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Recruiting,Early Programs
10
 (3.64)
A visit to the Lisa offices by former Governor Jerry Brown
April 1983
Dan Cochran
Celebrities,Lisa
0
 (4.14)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (4.58)
We needed to come up with a naming scheme for our fonts
August 1983
Susan Kare
Software Design,Personality
7
 (4.38)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
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