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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“It's better to be a pirate than join the Navy” -- 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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