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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 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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MacPaint 2.0
March 1986
David Ramsey
Maintenance,MacPaint
11
 (3.75)
On my first day, I collect new hardware, get a tour of the building, and witness memorable events.
April 1984
Scott Knaster
3rd party developers,Lisa,Documentation,Personality
4
 (4.38)
Rod Holt, who remember every technical detail in the world, forgot he hired me
August 1981
Brian Robertson
0
 (2.87)
Burrell actually designed 5 different Macintoshes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Technical,Prototypes
4
 (4.4)
Early Mac art from Jean-Michel Folon
May 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint, Celebrities
1
 (4.33)
I continued to work on the Font Manager even after I left Apple
March 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Technical,Personality,Allnighters,QuickDraw
1
 (4.18)
We interview candidates for software manager
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
22
 (4.14)
The original Mac team's original office
October 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,Origins,Management,Buildings
81
 (3.47)
The reason that Steve parks in the handicapped space
1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality Clashes,Personality
4
 (4.0)
The SCC gets designed into the Mac
March 1981
steve blank
Hardware,Hardware Design
5
 (4.26)
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