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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 noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.” -- Stephen Nachmanovich

  
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Why the Mac design team got credit for their work
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,The Press,Retreats
4
 (4.37)
Bruce needs to find a computer, and fast.
December 1981
Bruce Horn
Apple Spirit,Lisa,Lisa Rivalry,Buildings,Management
4
 (4.36)
Burrell Smith was creative in more than just engineering.
August 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Personality, Hardware Design, Apple II
20
 (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)
We hooked up a mouse to the Apple II
June 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Apple Spirit,Prototypes,Technical,Apple II,Compensation
7
 (4.33)
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)
We visit my alma mater to try to sell them Macs
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Education,Personality
5
 (4.31)
An essay discussing where the Mac user interface came from
undated
Bruce Horn
Credit,Software Design,Origins
11
 (4.3)
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