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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“Real artists ship.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
6
 (4.28)
The office where the Mac became real
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Lisa, Buildings
6
 (3.62)
Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Management, Technical
6
 (4.37)
The puzzle desk accessory became controversial.
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Management
6
 (4.0)
A curious style of programming
January 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Lisa
6
 (4.12)
Burrell proves his mettle with the 80k language card.
November 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Technical, Apple II
6
 (4.13)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.66)
We stay late to bring up the first printed circuit board
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware,Prototypes,Management
6
 (4.06)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.56)
It's hard to measure progress by lines of code
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.66)
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