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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.” -- Stephen Nachmanovich

  
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We encounter Adam Osborne at the West Coast Computer Faire
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality, Personality Clashes
6
 (4.7)
Chris tries to make a Steve-approved calculator
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
5
 (4.62)
We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Education,Personality
5
 (4.33)
A clever device transforms a printer into a scanner
June 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Hardware Design,Software Design,Technical
5
 (4.53)
The final push to finish the software
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Software Design, Allnighters
5
 (4.3)
The SCC gets designed into the Mac
March 1981
steve blank
Hardware,Hardware Design
5
 (4.26)
A seminar with Alan Kay
July 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Inspiration
5
 (4.23)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.25)
Burrell had a unique approach to playing Defender
September 1983
Donn Denman
Personality,Recreation
5
 (4.2)
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