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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (40 stories)
“When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” -- R. Buckminster Fuller

  
Software Design:  (40)
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The Macintosh's first multi-tasking environment
October 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Compensation
20
 (4.92)
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
 (4.82)
It's hard to measure progress by lines of code
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.67)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.66)
How we got the unusual symbol used for the menu command key
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
18
 (4.65)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
9
 (4.63)
Chris tries to make a Steve-approved calculator
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
5
 (4.62)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.6)
The evolution of the Finder
January 1983
Bruce Horn
Software Design
11
 (4.58)
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