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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead

  
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Reflections on the 40th anniversary of my joining Apple
April 1978
Bill Atkinson
Inspiration, MacPaint, QuickDraw, HyperCard
103
 (3.9)
The Reality Distortion Field changes Bruce's mind about working at Apple
September 1981
Bruce Horn
Reality Distortion,Apple Spirit,Recruiting
2
 (3.85)
I didn't know how to deal with my bad review
March 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting, Management, Lisa Rivalry, Personality Clashes
4
 (4.28)
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)
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