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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“If everything is under control, you're going too slow.” -- Mario Andretti

  
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Burrell imitates Jef
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality
8
 (4.61)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.37)
Burrell Smith was creative in more than just engineering.
August 1979
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Personality, Hardware Design, Apple II
20
 (4.35)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
6
 (4.43)
A double standard for secrecy
June 1982
Jerry Manock
Celebrities,Industrial Design,Social Life
2
 (3.73)
We need a demo for the intro
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,Software Design
14
 (4.38)
Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
September 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
9
 (4.66)
Reflections on the 40th anniversary of my joining Apple
April 1978
Bill Atkinson
Inspiration, MacPaint, QuickDraw, HyperCard
9
 (4.47)
The Reality Distortion Field changes Bruce's mind about working at Apple
September 1981
Bruce Horn
Reality Distortion,Apple Spirit,Recruiting
2
 (4.26)
I didn't know how to deal with my bad review
March 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting, Management, Lisa Rivalry, Personality Clashes
4
 (4.28)
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