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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“Expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you are doing.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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Steve gives the troops a pep talk
September 1983
Tom Zito
Apple Spirit,Management,Recruiting
9
 (4.05)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
8
 (4.26)
Here are some of our worst mistakes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Technical
8
 (4.21)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
8
 (4.63)
Steve has a unique idea for the software
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Personality
8
 (4.21)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
September 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
8
 (4.65)
Burrell imitates Jef
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality
8
 (4.69)
We travel to Woz's rock festival
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Celebrities,Personality,Recreation
8
 (3.93)
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.68)
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