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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (123 stories)
“Systems programmers are high priests of a low cult.” -- Alan Kay

  
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The Easter egg in Inside Macintosh
December 1985
Caroline Rose
Documentation, Credit
4
 (4.4)
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)
We need a demo for the intro
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,Software Design
15
 (4.38)
Bruce needs to find a computer, and fast.
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Apple Spirit,Lisa,Lisa Rivalry,Buildings,Management
4
 (4.38)
We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
6
 (4.37)
Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Management, Technical
6
 (4.37)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.37)
The first product I developed for Apple
September 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple II, Prototypes, Printers
5
 (4.37)
Why the Mac design team got credit for their work
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,The Press,Retreats
4
 (4.37)
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
7
 (4.36)
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