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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“Art is a passion or it is nothing.” -- Roger Fry

  
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The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
8
 (4.26)
The artists sign their work
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Apple Spirit,Industrial Design
13
 (4.19)
The Mac group gets business cards
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
6
 (4.56)
Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Management, Technical
6
 (4.37)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.9)
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.41)
We all dress up in honor of Steve Capps
December 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
1
 (4.17)
Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.35)
Burrell's educational credentials
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Launch,Personality
0
 (3.42)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.63)
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