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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (121 stories)
“There are two ways of constructing a software design: one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” -- Tony Hoare

  
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Early Mac art from Jean-Michel Folon
May 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint, Celebrities
1
 (4.33)
Bob has written many lines of code
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
3
 (4.33)
The story of how this site turned into a book
January 2004
Andy Hertzfeld
Commentary, The Book
23
 (4.33)
The final push to finish the software
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Software Design, Allnighters
5
 (4.3)
Steve Jobs was almost 1982's Man of the Year
December 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,Personality
0
 (4.3)
Bruce needs to find a computer, and fast.
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Apple Spirit,Lisa,Lisa Rivalry,Buildings,Management
4
 (4.3)
The Lisa Filer was radically redesigned with no time to spare
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Lisa,User Interface,Management
1
 (4.28)
We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
6
 (4.28)
I didn't know how to deal with my bad review
March 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting, Management, Lisa Rivalry, Personality Clashes
3
 (4.28)
Why the Mac design team got credit for their work
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,The Press,Retreats
4
 (4.28)
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