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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 best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -- Alan Kay

  
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Bud defines Steve's unique talent
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Management, Personality, Reality Distortion
16
 (4.52)
Bob gives Bruce thirty days to finish the Resource Manager
August 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Management
3
 (4.11)
The story of how this site turned into a book
January 2004
Andy Hertzfeld
Commentary, The Book
23
 (4.33)
The Lisa Filer was radically redesigned with no time to spare
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Lisa,User Interface,Management
1
 (4.26)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
9
 (4.63)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
The very first image on the very first Macintosh
February 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Hardware Design,Prototypes
14
 (4.51)
The first time we demoed the Macintosh to Microsoft
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Prototypes
8
 (4.26)
The artists sign their work
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Apple Spirit,Industrial Design
13
 (4.19)
The Mac group gets business cards
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
6
 (4.56)
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