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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -- Alan Kay

  
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On my first day, I collect new hardware, get a tour of the building, and witness memorable events.
April 1984
Scott Knaster
3rd party developers,Lisa,Documentation,Personality
4
 (4.38)
How the hand and the mouse came together!
April 1984
Eric Barnes
Marketing
3
 (3.2)
A clever device transforms a printer into a scanner
June 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Hardware Design,Software Design,Technical
6
 (4.53)
My leave of absence was drawing to a close
September 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting,Personality Clashes,Reality Distortion
4
 (4.0)
The Macintosh's first multi-tasking environment
October 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Compensation
20
 (4.78)
The reason that Steve parks in the handicapped space
1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality Clashes,Personality
4
 (4.0)
Burrell quits Apple, but fails to live up to his threat
February 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Quitting
6
 (4.37)
I continued to work on the Font Manager even after I left Apple
March 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality,Allnighters,QuickDraw
1
 (4.18)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.56)
The sad story of MacBasic
June 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
9
 (4.27)
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