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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (123 stories)
“It's always necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously, for us, this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further...” -- Pablo Picasso

  
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The final push to finish the software
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Software Design, Allnighters
6
 (4.29)
Steve has a unique idea for the software
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Personality
8
 (4.28)
The SCC gets designed into the Mac
March 1981
steve blank
Hardware,Hardware Design
5
 (4.28)
I didn't know how to deal with my bad review
March 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting, Management, Lisa Rivalry, Personality Clashes
4
 (4.28)
The sad story of MacBasic
June 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
9
 (4.27)
Burrell tried to sneak in some hardware expandability
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management
13
 (4.27)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
8
 (4.26)
The Lisa Filer was radically redesigned with no time to spare
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Lisa,User Interface,Management
2
 (4.26)
A seminar with Alan Kay
July 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Inspiration
5
 (4.26)
Various demos showed off what the hardware could do
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Prototypes, Software Design. Early Programs
8
 (4.26)
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