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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.” -- George Santayana

  
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Bud defines Steve's unique talent
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality, Reality Distortion
16
 (4.51)
A wild hack is added to the resource compiler
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical, Software Design, Prototypes, LaserWriter, Lisa, Lisa Rivalry
3
 (4.5)
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
16
 (4.5)
A brief history of desk accessories
October 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,User Interface,Personality
13
 (4.45)
Here are a few seminal Macintosh screenshots, ala the Lisa polaroids
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
2
 (4.44)
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)
We receive Steve's permission to dismantle the onerous burglar alarm
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Buildings,Management
1
 (4.42)
Steve is concerned with the esthetics of the PC board
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Personality
9
 (4.41)
We discover who wrote an awkward game for the PC
August 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Microsoft
11
 (4.4)
Steve Jobs meets Donald Knuth
September 1983
Tom Zito
Personality,Inspiration
4
 (4.4)
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