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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“Expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you are doing.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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The evolution of the Finder
January 1983
Bruce Horn
Software Design
11
 (4.58)
Why the Mac design team got credit for their work
January 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,The Press,Retreats
4
 (4.37)
My belated performance review is delivered verbally
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality Clashes
3
 (4.61)
Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.35)
A wild hack is added to the resource compiler
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical, Software Design, Prototypes, LaserWriter, Lisa, Lisa Rivalry
3
 (4.5)
We cook up a special demo for John Sculley
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Recruiting,Early Programs
10
 (3.75)
A visit to the Lisa offices by former Governor Jerry Brown
April 1983
Dan Cochran
Celebrities,Lisa
0
 (4.14)
Early Mac art from Jean-Michel Folon
May 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint, Celebrities
1
 (4.33)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (4.61)
How we got the unusual symbol used for the menu command key
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
19
 (4.66)
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