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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“Better is the enemy of best.” -- Alan Kay

  
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We needed to come up with a naming scheme for our fonts
August 1983
Susan Kare
Software Design,Personality
7
 (4.4)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
5
 (3.9)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.63)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
7
 (4.59)
The Mac Team hoists a pirate flag
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Buildings, Lisa Rivalry, Retreats
9
 (4.17)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.52)
We uncover a particularly bad bug shortly after ROM freeze
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Technical,Software Design,Bugs
6
 (4.37)
Steve Jobs meets Donald Knuth
September 1983
Tom Zito
Personality,Inspiration
4
 (4.42)
The puzzle desk accessory became controversial.
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Management
6
 (4.0)
Steve gives the troops a pep talk
September 1983
Tom Zito
Apple Spirit,Management,Recruiting
9
 (4.04)
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