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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (123 stories)
“The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet. Don't be misled by the enormous flow of money into bad defacto standards for unsophisticated buyers using poor adaptations of incomplete ideas.” -- Alan Kay

  
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We need a demo for the intro
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch,Software Design
14
 (4.38)
a last minute bug causes some problems
January 1984
Steve Capps
Software Design, Technical, Bugs
13
 (3.85)
Some Comments about Developing Applications for the Apple Macintosh 128 Computer from a 20 Year Perspective
January 1984
David Craig
3rd party developers,Lisa,Software Design,Technical
14
 (3.0)
The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
12
 (4.84)
Burrell and I get our pictures in Newsweek
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,The Launch,Marketing
7
 (4.6)
I didn't know how to deal with my bad review
March 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Quitting, Management, Lisa Rivalry, Personality Clashes
4
 (4.28)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.9)
On my first day, I collect new hardware, get a tour of the building, and witness memorable events.
April 1984
Scott Knaster
3rd party developers,Lisa,Documentation,Personality
4
 (4.38)
How the hand and the mouse came together!
April 1984
Eric Barnes
Marketing
3
 (3.2)
A clever device transforms a printer into a scanner
June 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Hardware Design,Software Design,Technical
6
 (4.53)
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