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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (67 stories)
“The details are not the details. They make the design.” -- Charles Eames

  
Steve Jobs:  (67)
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The big day finally arrives
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
12
 (4.84)
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)
Steve confronts Bill Gates about copying the Mac
November 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
3rd party developers,Microsoft,Personality
19
 (4.67)
Chris tries to make a Steve-approved calculator
February 1982
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
5
 (4.63)
Steve inspires Bill by pointing out something about the real world
May 1981
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration,QuickDraw
9
 (4.63)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.63)
My belated performance review is delivered verbally
February 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Management,Personality Clashes
3
 (4.61)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
7
 (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
 (4.6)
Burrell and I get our pictures in Newsweek
January 1984
Andy Hertzfeld
The Press,The Launch,Marketing
7
 (4.6)
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