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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (121 stories)
“The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet. Don't be misled by the enormous flow of money into bad defacto standards for unsophisticated buyers using poor adaptations of incomplete ideas.” -- Alan Kay

  
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The software team has a personality clash
May 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality Clashes
2
 (4.23)
My interview with Chris Espinosa
May 1982
Caroline Rose
Recruiting
2
 (3.81)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
5
 (4.35)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
A double standard for secrecy
June 1982
Jerry Manock
Celebrities,Industrial Design,Social Life
1
 (3.72)
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
15
 (4.57)
A seminar with Alan Kay
July 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Inspiration
6
 (4.18)
We receive Steve's permission to dismantle the onerous burglar alarm
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Buildings,Management
1
 (4.42)
Bob gives Bruce thirty days to finish the Resource Manager
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
1
 (4.11)
Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Software Design,Management,Technical
4
 (4.33)
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