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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“Simple things should be simple. Complex things should be possible.” -- Alan Kay

  
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Burrell actually designed 5 different Macintoshes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Technical,Prototypes
4
 (4.4)
The design of the Macintosh case
March 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Industrial Design,Hardware,Prototypes
9
 (4.37)
Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Management, Technical
6
 (4.37)
Burrell quits Apple, but fails to live up to his threat
February 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Quitting
6
 (4.36)
We needed to come up with a naming scheme for our fonts
August 1983
Susan Kare
Software Design,Personality
7
 (4.36)
Burrell Smith was creative in more than just engineering.
August 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Personality, Hardware Design, Apple II
17
 (4.36)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
6
 (4.35)
We need a demo for the intro
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,Software Design
13
 (4.35)
The Easter egg in Inside Macintosh
December 1985
Caroline Rose
Documentation, Credit
4
 (4.35)
How the boot sound evolved
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Personality
7
 (4.35)
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