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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (8 stories)
“There are two ways of constructing a software design: one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” -- Tony Hoare

  
The Launch:  (8)
Why the Mac design team got credit for their work
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,The Press,Retreats
4
 (4.28)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.55)
Burrell's educational credentials
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Launch,Personality
0
 (3.35)
We present a Mac to Mick Jagger
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Celebrities,The Launch
4
 (3.9)
An early bug in the Finder sends Bruce back to the drawing board...
January 1984
Bruce Horn
Bugs,Software Design,The Launch
2
 (4.07)
We need a demo for the intro
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,Software Design
11
 (4.27)
The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
10
 (4.87)
Burrell and I get our pictures in Newsweek
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,The Launch,Marketing
6
 (4.57)