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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (94 stories)
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” -- Picasso via Steve Jobs

  
Andy Hertzfeld:  (94)
Andy started at Apple in August 1979 as Apple employee #435. He was one of the main authors of the Macintosh system software working on the core operating system and the User Interface toolbox, as well as most of the original desk accessories. He later went on to co-found three companies: Radius (1986), General Magic (1990) and Eazel (1999). He is also the main author of the Folklore website you're currently reading.
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We cook up a special demo for John Sculley
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Recruiting,Early Programs
10
 (3.64)
Early Mac art from Jean-Michel Folon
May 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint, Celebrities
1
 (4.33)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (4.58)
How we got the unusual symbol used for the menu command key
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
17
 (4.65)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.57)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.62)
The Mac Team hoists a pirate flag
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Buildings, Lisa Rivalry, Retreats
8
 (4.07)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.55)
We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
6
 (4.28)
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