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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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The Mac group gets business cards
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
6
 (4.56)
There was some friction between the Mac and Lisa teams
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Lisa,Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Lisa Rivalry
2
 (3.5)
We interview candidates for software manager
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
22
 (4.14)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.37)
Bob has written many lines of code
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
3
 (4.16)
The software team has a personality clash
May 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality Clashes
2
 (4.21)
My interview with Chris Espinosa
May 1982
Caroline Rose
Recruiting
2
 (3.94)
Developer documentation was crucial to our success.
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Documentation,Software Design,Lisa
6
 (4.43)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
A double standard for secrecy
June 1982
Jerry Manock
Celebrities,Industrial Design,Social Life
2
 (3.73)
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