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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 best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -- Alan Kay

  
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The evolution of the Finder
January 1983
Bruce Horn
Software Design
11
 (4.58)
Who is the father of the Macintosh?
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Credit,Personality
16
 (4.57)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.56)
The Mac group gets business cards
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
6
 (4.56)
Here are a few seminal Macintosh screenshots, ala the Lisa polaroids
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
2
 (4.54)
Bud defines Steve's unique talent
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality, Reality Distortion
16
 (4.53)
A clever device transforms a printer into a scanner
June 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers, Hardware Design, Software Design, Technical
6
 (4.53)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.52)
A wild hack is added to the resource compiler
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical, Software Design, Prototypes, LaserWriter, Lisa, Lisa Rivalry
3
 (4.5)
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
17
 (4.5)
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