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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (16 stories)
“People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” -- Alan Kay

  
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
 (3.73)
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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