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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (122 stories)
“It's always necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously, for us, this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further...” -- Pablo Picasso

  
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The Macintosh's first multi-tasking environment
October 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design, Technical, Compensation
20
 (4.92)
A visual history of the development of the Lisa/Macintosh user interface
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,User Interface,Early Programs,Lisa,QuickDraw,Software Design
11
 (4.82)
Eulogy for Brian Howard, Macintosh hero, 1944-2010
February 2010
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Eulogy
0
 (4.8)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.73)
The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
11
 (4.72)
We encounter Adam Osborne at the West Coast Computer Faire
April 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality, Personality Clashes
6
 (4.7)
Burrell imitates Jef
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality
8
 (4.69)
Steve confronts Bill Gates about copying the Mac
November 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Personality
19
 (4.67)
User testing sometimes has surprising results
June 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
User Interface,Software Design,Lisa
8
 (4.66)
We almost lose Bill in a car accident
April 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,QuickDraw,Personality
6
 (4.66)
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