Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Aug 2008 20:59 UTC
Apple Quite often, Steve Jobs is given all the credit for the original Macintosh - but in reality, it wasn't Steve Jobs who made the largest contribution to the project; in fact, he didn't even come up with the idea. Jef Raskin envisioned an easy-to-use computer with a graphical user interface, and somewhere in 1979 he got the green light to start the Macintosh project, and together with Bill Atkinson he put together a team to develop the hard and software. It wasn't until much later that the project caught Steve Jobs' eye, who realised the Macintosh project had more potential than his own brainchild, the Lisa. One of the people on the Macintosh team was Andy Hertzfeld, and O'Reilly News interviewed him a few days ago.
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by mail4asim on Sun 31st Aug 2008 05:39 UTC
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The book is good, but I prefer the actual website that inspired the book.
http://www.folklore.org/index.py

It has more stories and comments from former employees including Jeff Raskin. Jeff made the comments not long before he passed away.

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