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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (94 stories)
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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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The puzzle desk accessory became controversial.
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Management
6
 (4.0)
Burrell's educational credentials
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Launch,Personality
0
 (3.38)
We were always dealing with memory limitations
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
4
 (3.93)
Steve estimates the effort that went into Quickdraw
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Personality, Reality Distortion, QuickDraw
3
 (4.12)
The very first location in low memory
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Testing,Technical
6
 (4.1)
A gallery of Susan Kare's MacPaint art from 1983
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Social Life, Testing, MacPaint, Marketing
7
 (4.55)
We feel betrayed by the unexpectedly high price
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Twiggy
13
 (3.92)
Burrell modifies his sweatshirt
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
T-Shirts,Personality
3
 (3.92)
Steve confronts Bill Gates about copying the Mac
November 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Personality
19
 (4.67)
We all dress up in honor of Steve Capps
December 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
1
 (4.06)
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