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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven's Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.” -- Louis Kahn

  
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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
 (4.24)
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
 (4.62)
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 imitates Jef
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality
8
 (4.68)
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)
A shakeup in Apple II engineering frees me up to work on the Macintosh
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Apple II,Management,Recruiting
8
 (4.65)
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