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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (37 stories)
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -- Steve Jobs

  
Burrell Smith:  (37)
Burrell Smith's brilliant digital board provided the seed that the rest of the team coalesced around. Its Woz-inspired creativity set the tone for the rest of the project.

Besides five different Macintoshes, Burrell also designed the digital board for the LaserWriter printer. In 1986, he co-founded Radius, and created their first two products, the Radius Full Page Display and the Radius Accelerator.
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The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
12
 (4.85)
Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
September 1980
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality
9
 (4.66)
Burrell imitates Jef
January 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality
8
 (4.61)
A shakeup in Apple II engineering frees me up to work on the Macintosh
February 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Origins,Apple II,Management,Recruiting
9
 (4.61)
Burrell and I get our pictures in Newsweek
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,The Launch,Marketing
7
 (4.6)
Who is the father of the Macintosh?
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Credit,Personality
16
 (4.57)
The Mac division undergoes an inconceivable reorganization
May 1985
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality,Personality Clashes,Quitting
7
 (4.56)
The Mac group gets business cards
March 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Personality,Apple Spirit
6
 (4.56)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.52)
The attitudes and values of the team forged the spirit of the Macintosh
undated
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit,,Inspiration,Management,Personality,Origins,Reality Distortion
7
 (4.47)
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