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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet. Don't be misled by the enormous flow of money into bad defacto standards for unsophisticated buyers using poor adaptations of incomplete ideas.” -- Alan Kay

  
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Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
September 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
9
 (4.57)
The sad story of MacBasic
June 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
9
 (4.27)
Steve gives the troops a pep talk
September 1983
Tom Zito
Apple Spirit,Management,Recruiting
9
 (4.05)
Reflections on the 40th anniversary of my joining Apple
April 1978
Bill Atkinson
Inspiration, MacPaint, QuickDraw, HyperCard
9
 (4.5)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
8
 (4.26)
Here are some of our worst mistakes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Technical
8
 (4.21)
Steve has a unique idea for the software
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Personality
8
 (4.21)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
Burrell imitates Jef
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality
8
 (4.64)
We travel to Woz's rock festival
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Celebrities,Personality,Recreation
8
 (3.93)
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