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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (15 stories)
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -- Leonardo DaVinci

  
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My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
4
 (3.85)
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
5
 (4.3)
The creation of resources
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Software Design,Origins,Technical,User Interface
7
 (4.15)
A curious style of programming
January 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.07)
Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Software Design,Management,Technical
4
 (4.33)
How the boot sound evolved
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
7
 (4.31)
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
5
 (4.78)
We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
5
 (4.28)
We were always dealing with memory limitations
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
4
 (3.93)
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