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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (120 stories)
“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.” -- John Cage

  
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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)
We travel to Woz's rock festival
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Celebrities,Personality,Recreation
7
 (3.93)
How the boot sound evolved
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
7
 (4.31)
Steve Jobs was almost 1982's Man of the Year
December 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,Personality
0
 (4.3)
When industrial design and the reality of purchasing meet, and we find that no detail was too small to cause problems...
January 1983
Paul Tavenier
Industrial Design
3
 (3.72)
We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Education,Personality
4
 (4.33)
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