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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“He not busy being born is busy dying.” -- Bob Dylan

  
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My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
7
 (3.84)
An essay discussing where the Mac user interface came from
undated
Bruce Horn
Credit,Software Design,Origins
11
 (4.3)
Creation of the first spline-based font system
January 1989
William Donelson
Origins,Software Design
2
 (3.06)
Steve is concerned with the esthetics of the PC board
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Personality
9
 (4.41)
We stay late to bring up the first printed circuit board
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware,Prototypes,Management
7
 (4.06)
The Mac Team hoists a pirate flag
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Buildings, Lisa Rivalry, Retreats
8
 (4.17)
We feel betrayed by the unexpectedly high price
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Twiggy
13
 (3.92)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.59)
A wild hack is added to the resource compiler
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical, Software Design, Prototypes, LaserWriter, Lisa, Lisa Rivalry
3
 (4.5)
The final push to finish the software
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Software Design, Allnighters
6
 (4.29)
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