folklore.org
The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (12 stories)
“The recipe for great work is: very exacting taste, plus the abililty to gratify it.” -- Paul Graham

  
Technical:  (12)
Page12

My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
7
 (3.9)
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
6
 (4.33)
A curious style of programming
January 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.13)
A wild hack is added to the resource compiler
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical, Software Design, Prototypes, LaserWriter, Lisa, Lisa Rivalry
3
 (4.5)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (4.58)
We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
6
 (4.28)
We were always dealing with memory limitations
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
4
 (3.93)
The very first location in low memory
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Testing,Technical
7
 (4.1)
Some Comments about Developing Applications for the Apple Macintosh 128 Computer from a 20 Year Perspective
January 1984
David Craig
3rd party developers,Lisa,Software Design,Technical
14
 (3.0)
A clever device transforms a printer into a scanner
June 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Hardware Design,Software Design,Technical
5
 (4.53)
Page12