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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet.” -- William Gibson

  
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When industrial design and the reality of purchasing meet, and we find that no detail was too small to cause problems...
January 1983
Paul Tavenier
Industrial Design
3
 (3.78)
The sad story of MacBasic
June 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
9
 (4.27)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (4.61)
A gallery of Susan Kare's MacPaint art from 1983
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Social Life, Testing, MacPaint, Marketing
7
 (4.6)
The evolution of the Macintosh digital board
June 1981
Daniel Kottke
Hardware Design, Prototypes, Technical
5
 (4.0)
Burrell had a unique approach to playing Defender
September 1983
Donn Denman
Personality,Recreation
5
 (4.2)
Here are some of our worst mistakes
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Technical
8
 (4.21)
Steve has a unique idea for the software
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Personality
8
 (4.23)
The very first location in low memory
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Testing,Technical
7
 (4.04)
The design of the Macintosh case
March 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Industrial Design,Hardware,Prototypes
9
 (4.37)
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