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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (146 stories)
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -- Leonardo DaVinci

  
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Steve has a unique idea for the software
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Personality
8
 (4.23)
The very first location in low memory
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Testing,Technical
7
 (4.04)
The design of the Macintosh case
March 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Industrial Design,Hardware,Prototypes
9
 (4.37)
My first job on the Macintosh project
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Prototypes,Software Design,Early Programs,Technical
9
 (3.73)
An essay discussing where the Mac user interface came from
undated
Bruce Horn
Credit,Software Design,Origins
11
 (4.3)
Creation of the first spline-based font system
January 1989
William Donelson
Origins,Software Design
4
 (3.22)
Steve is concerned with the esthetics of the PC board
July 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Personality
9
 (4.41)
We stay late to bring up the first printed circuit board
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware,Prototypes,Management
7
 (4.06)
The Mac Team hoists a pirate flag
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Buildings, Lisa Rivalry, Retreats
9
 (4.17)
We feel betrayed by the unexpectedly high price
October 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,Twiggy
13
 (3.92)
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