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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“Art is a passion or it is nothing.” -- Roger Fry

  
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The attitudes and values of the team forged the spirit of the Macintosh
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,,Inspiration,Management,Personality,Origins,Reality Distortion
7
 (4.43)
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
 (4.22)
How the boot sound evolved
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Personality
7
 (4.35)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (4.58)
Burrell and I get our pictures in Newsweek
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,The Launch,Marketing
7
 (4.57)
Burrell quits Apple, but fails to live up to his threat
February 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Quitting
6
 (4.39)
The Mac group gets business cards
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
6
 (4.56)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
6
 (4.43)
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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