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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (123 stories)
“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.” -- John Cage

  
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My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
9
 (3.73)
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
4
 (3.22)
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
9
 (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
7
 (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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