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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (121 stories)
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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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
5
 (4.28)
Steve Jobs meets Donald Knuth
September 1983
Tom Zito
Personality,Inspiration
3
 (4.36)
The puzzle desk accessory became controversial.
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Management
6
 (4.0)
Steve gives the troops a pep talk
September 1983
Tom Zito
Apple Spirit,Management,Recruiting
8
 (4.05)
Burrell's educational credentials
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Launch,Personality
0
 (3.35)
Burrell had a unique approach to playing Defender
September 1983
Donn Denman
Personality,Recreation
5
 (4.18)
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)
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