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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” -- Alan Kay

  
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Reflections on the 40th anniversary of my joining Apple
April 1978
Bill Atkinson
Inspiration, MacPaint, QuickDraw, HyperCard
9
 (4.5)
The Macintosh's first great game
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Games,Lisa,Marketing
16
 (4.5)
A brief history of desk accessories
October 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,User Interface,Personality
14
 (4.45)
We discover who wrote an awkward game for the PC
August 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Microsoft
12
 (4.44)
Here are a few seminal Macintosh screenshots, ala the Lisa polaroids
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
2
 (4.44)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
6
 (4.43)
The attitudes and values of the team forged the spirit of the Macintosh
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,,Inspiration,Management,Personality,Origins,Reality Distortion
7
 (4.43)
We receive Steve's permission to dismantle the onerous burglar alarm
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Buildings,Management
1
 (4.42)
Steve is concerned with the esthetics of the PC board
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Personality
9
 (4.41)
Steve Jobs meets Donald Knuth
September 1983
Tom Zito
Personality,Inspiration
4
 (4.4)
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