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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“Great software requires a fanatical devotion to beauty.” -- Paul Graham

  
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Steve threatens to remove Mac's sound capability
September 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design, Software Design, Management, Technical
6
 (4.37)
The Mac team had a reputation for being spoiled
April 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Buildings
4
 (3.9)
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
8
 (3.41)
We all dress up in honor of Steve Capps
December 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
1
 (4.17)
Having your own icon became a status symbol
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Personality
5
 (4.35)
Burrell's educational credentials
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
The Launch,Personality
0
 (3.42)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.63)
How we got the unusual symbol used for the menu command key
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
19
 (4.66)
The Macintosh's first multi-tasking environment
October 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Compensation
20
 (4.87)
The office where the Mac became real
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins, Lisa, Buildings
6
 (3.5)
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