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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (16 stories)
“The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet. Don't be misled by the enormous flow of money into bad defacto standards for unsophisticated buyers using poor adaptations of incomplete ideas.” -- Alan Kay

  
Bud Tribble:  (16)
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A visual history of the development of the Lisa/Macintosh user interface
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,User Interface,Early Programs,Lisa,QuickDraw,Software Design
11
 (4.82)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.71)
Who is the father of the Macintosh?
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Credit,Personality
14
 (4.57)
A brief history of desk accessories
October 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,User Interface,Personality
13
 (4.45)
Here are a few seminal Macintosh screenshots, ala the Lisa polaroids
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
2
 (4.44)
We receive Steve's permission to dismantle the onerous burglar alarm
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Buildings,Management
1
 (4.42)
Burrell actually designed 5 different Macintoshes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Technical,Prototypes
4
 (4.4)
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)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
7
 (4.21)
The artists sign their work
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Apple Spirit,Industrial Design
13
 (4.2)
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