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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 physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket.” -- Albert Einstein

  
Lisa:  (16)
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The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.64)
Bruce needs to find a computer, and fast.
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Apple Spirit,Lisa,Lisa Rivalry,Buildings,Management
4
 (4.3)
A curious style of programming
January 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.07)
It's hard to measure progress by lines of code
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management,Lisa
5
 (4.73)
The Lisa Filer was radically redesigned with no time to spare
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Lisa,User Interface,Management
1
 (4.28)
There was some friction between the Mac and Lisa teams
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Lisa,Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Lisa Rivalry
2
 (3.31)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
5
 (4.35)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
7
 (4.66)
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
15
 (4.57)
A wild hack is added to the resource compiler
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Prototypes,LaserWriter,Lisa,Lisa Rivalry
3
 (4.5)
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