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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (123 stories)
“The recipe for great work is: very exacting taste, plus the abililty to gratify it.” -- Paul Graham

  
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We were always dealing with memory limitations
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality
4
 (3.93)
We feel betrayed by the unexpectedly high price
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Twiggy
13
 (3.92)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.9)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
When industrial design and the reality of purchasing meet, and we find that no detail was too small to cause problems...
January 1983
Paul Tavenier
Industrial Design
3
 (3.85)
The Reality Distortion Field changes Bruce's mind about working at Apple
September 1981
Bruce Horn
Reality Distortion,Apple Spirit,Recruiting
2
 (3.85)
a last minute bug causes some problems
January 1984
Steve Capps
Software Design, Technical, Bugs
13
 (3.85)
My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
9
 (3.8)
MacPaint 2.0
March 1986
David Ramsey
Maintenance,MacPaint
11
 (3.75)
We cook up a special demo for John Sculley
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Recruiting, Early Programs
10
 (3.75)
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