“Real artists ship.” -- Steve Jobs
|The Original Macintosh|
|Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer, and the people who created it. (119 stories)
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|from SKFNZ on Wed May 29 00:33:57 about "Bouncing Balls":|
|I bought a Mac Plus in about 85 or 86, and shortly after I was given a disk with a program that took several minutes to load. Finally a wire-frame "globe" would appear and start slowly Everyone I showed it to would be transfixed and "wow". Would love to find an animation of it again on the web....|
|from mdelvecchio on Mon May 13 08:56:13 about "Price Fight":|
|@pfa - yielding to your boss is, ultimately, what one has to do. or quit. the RDF stories are used more to illustrate his ability to get subordinates to achieve what they thought was unachievable. that is a great skill to have...even if you cant convince your bigtime CEO boss to drop the price.|
|from Boomer Appleseed on Thu May 9 12:20:54 about "It's The Moustache That Matters":|
|It must have come from the very top. Looking at Steve Jobs in the early 80's, he was wearing the Burt Reynold's stache!
You can see it on this video: http://everystevejobsvideo.com/steve-jobs-presentation-at-insanely-great-1980/
|from dasmb on Mon Apr 8 15:26:48 about "And Then He Discovered Loops!":|
|I once was very proud of myself for creating a Law of Conservation of Bullshit.
I am now ashamed to discover I am both un-original and crass. Belleville's rule is much better.
|from dasmb on Mon Apr 8 14:47:24 about "I Invented Burrell":|
|Given Raskin's passion for ZUI, one might say he invented the iPhone.|
|from naracinapabl aifsengh on Sat Apr 6 14:43:48 about "Font Manager Redux":|
|Help me choose my dress!!|
|from Sam Green on Sun Mar 31 04:57:45 about "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble":|
|I'm enjoying the site, purely as a geek who's interested in history, and as someone who read about all this stuff in books growing up, but...
I have to say there's not a story on this site that doesn't make Steve Jobs look like a douchebag. Rest in peace and everything but the interview looks like the actions of some hipster bully. Most people find LSD -diminishes- their ego.
Woz, OTOH, is the guy! I dunno if he's rich now, but from what I see on the net he seems up to his elbows in breadboard and oscilloscopes, so glad he's happy. And I'd gladly pay $5 for a $2 bill.
|from Beneden Dick Danglespan on Wed Mar 27 05:03:27 about "Steve Icon":|
|Bitmap graphics have become a design art somewhere in the new millenium...in color also. It is a challenge to convey in a few pixels in an instance.|
|from Beneden Dick Danglespan on Mon Mar 25 01:27:01 about "I'll Be Your Best Friend":|
|I was probably wrong into believing what Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs biography) wrote about Burrell in the first pages... you can't just write someone has this or that mental condition because when you might not have the best diagnose you just might walk around with the wrong stigma for the rest of your life and find yourself acting on the wrong presumptions of people calling themselves experts.|