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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer, and the people who created it. (118 stories)
“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.” -- John Cage

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I'll Be Your Best Friend
Burrell Smith was creative in more than just engineering
Date: August 1979
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Origins, Personality, Hardware Design,Apple II
Comments: 10
Rating:  (4.32)

We'll See About That
Burrell proves his mettle with the 80k language card.
Date: November 1979
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Hardware Design, Technical,Apple II
Comments: 4
Rating:  (4.10)

Scrooge McDuck
The very first image on the very first Macintosh
Date: February 1980
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Origins, Hardware Design, Prototypes
Comments: 8
Rating:  (4.50)

It's The Moustache That Matters
Burrell wants to get promoted to engineer
Date: September 1980
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Management, Personality
Comments: 5
Rating:  (4.57)

Good Earth
The original Mac team's original office
Date: October 1980
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Apple Spirit, Origins, Management, Buildings
Comments: 6
Rating:  (3.66)

I Invented Burrell
Burrell imitates Jef
Date: 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Personality
Comments: 5
Rating:  (4.57)

Texaco Towers
The office where the Mac became real
Date: January 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Origins, Lisa,Buildings
Comments: 6
Rating:  (3.45)

Reality Distortion Field
Bud defines Steve's unique talent
Date: February 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Management, Personality,Reality Distortion
Comments: 6
Rating:  (4.46)

Nybbles
My first job on the Macintosh project
Date: February 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Hardware Design, Prototypes, Software Design, Early Programs, Technical
Comments: 4
Rating:  (3.66)

Black Wednesday
A shakeup in Apple II engineering frees me up to work on the Macintosh
Date: February 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Origins, Apple II, Management,Recruiting
Comments: 3
Rating:  (4.85)

He's Only in Field Service
The SCC gets designed into the Mac
Date: March 1981
Author: steve blank
Topics: Hardware,Hardware Design
Comments: 3
Rating:  (4.20)

More Like A Porsche
The design of the Macintosh case
Date: March 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Industrial Design,Hardware,Prototypes
Comments: 9
Rating:  (4.35)

Bicycle
Rod wants to change the name of the project
Date: April 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Management, Apple Spirit
Comments: 9
Rating:  (3.50)

Square Dots
The Lisa had a different screen resolution than the Macintosh
Date: April 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Hardware Design, Management, Lisa
Comments: 6
Rating:  (3.64)

A Message For Adam
We encounter Adam Osborne at the West Coast Computer Faire
Date: April 1981
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Topics: Personality,Personality Clashes
Comments: 2
Rating:  (4.65)

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