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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (10 stories)
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -- Leonardo DaVinci

  
Origins:  (10)
Burrell Smith was creative in more than just engineering.
August 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Personality, Hardware Design, Apple II
13
 (4.36)
The very first image on the very first Macintosh
February 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Hardware Design,Prototypes
11
 (4.6)
The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
8
 (3.82)
The office where the Mac became real
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Lisa, Buildings
6
 (3.61)
A shakeup in Apple II engineering frees me up to work on the Macintosh
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Apple II,Management,Recruiting
5
 (4.63)
The creation of resources
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Software Design,Origins,Technical,User Interface
7
 (4.15)
Creation of the first spline-based font system
January 1989
William Donelson
Origins,Software Design
2
 (3.06)
An essay discussing where the Mac user interface came from
undated
Bruce Horn
Credit,Software Design,Origins
9
 (4.22)
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
 (4.8)
The attitudes and values of the team forged the spirit of the Macintosh
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,,Inspiration,Management,Personality,Origins,Reality Distortion
5
 (4.4)