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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (15 stories)
“Expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you are doing.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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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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