For fans of Macintosh computers, Tuesday brought a chance to hear some of the inside stories behind the history of the iconic machines. At Macworld, Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the team that built the original Mac, spoke to a crowd of about 50 people about the early days of the project.
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“””Hertzfeld was on hand to promote his book, Revolution in the Valley: The insanely great story of how the Mac was made”””
It seems that every time I hear about Andy Hertzfield, it is in the context of self-promotion, based upon something he claims to have done at Apple a *long* time ago.
When he first appeared on my radar screeen, it was all about how “Andy Hertzfield, one of the original developers of the Mac(!!!), is going to put Linux on the map with Eazel!”.
And then, after squandering… how many millions of dollars was it? Eazel produced an unfinished (and slow) file manager and went belly up. (At the time, I felt that Linux was *already* on the map, but whatever.)
I wonder what magnificent creation he has come up with this time.
Are we going to have to drag out the underwear gnomes again?
(If you don’t follow that last reference, I can probably find a link. It was quite a nice bit of humor, back in its day.) 🙂