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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun.” -- Katharine Graham

  
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The creation of resources
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Software Design, Origins, Technical, User Interface
7
 (4.15)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.71)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
7
 (4.21)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.55)
My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
7
 (3.9)
Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
September 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
7
 (4.65)
We needed to come up with a naming scheme for our fonts
August 1983
Susan Kare
Software Design,Personality
7
 (4.36)
The very first location in low memory
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Testing,Technical
7
 (4.1)
A gallery of Susan Kare's MacPaint art from 1983
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Social Life, Testing, MacPaint, Marketing
7
 (4.55)
Various demos showed off what the hardware could do
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Prototypes, Software Design. Early Programs
7
 (4.15)
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