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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 only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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We discover who wrote an awkward game for the PC
August 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Microsoft
13
 (4.35)
Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.35)
How the boot sound evolved
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Personality
7
 (4.35)
Early Mac art from Jean-Michel Folon
May 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint, Celebrities
1
 (4.33)
The story of how this site turned into a book
January 2004
Andy Hertzfeld
Commentary, The Book
23
 (4.33)
The very first image on the very first Macintosh
February 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Hardware Design,Prototypes
15
 (4.32)
We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Education,Personality
6
 (4.31)
An essay discussing where the Mac user interface came from
undated
Bruce Horn
Credit,Software Design,Origins
11
 (4.3)
Steve Jobs was almost 1982's Man of the Year
December 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,Personality
1
 (4.3)
Burrell Smith was creative in more than just engineering.
August 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Personality, Hardware Design, Apple II
19
 (4.3)
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