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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (120 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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The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
10
 (4.87)
Burrell and I get our pictures in Newsweek
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,The Launch,Marketing
6
 (4.84)
I didn't know how to deal with my bad review
March 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting, Management, Lisa Rivalry, Personality Clashes
3
 (4.28)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.8)
On my first day, I collect new hardware, get a tour of the building, and witness memorable events.
April 1984
Scott Knaster
3rd party developers,Lisa,Documentation,Personality
4
 (4.27)
How the hand and the mouse came together!
April 1984
Eric Barnes
Marketing
2
 (3.14)
A clever device transforms a printer into a scanner
June 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Hardware Design,Software Design,Technical
4
 (4.53)
My leave of absence was drawing to a close
September 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting,Personality Clashes,Reality Distortion
4
 (4.0)
The Macintosh's first multi-tasking environment
October 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Compensation
19
 (4.91)
The reason that Steve parks in the handicapped space
1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality Clashes,Personality
4
 (3.84)
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