“The Day Steve Jobs Showed Me the First Mac”

Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Apple History, News

Michael J. Miller has an interesting piece over at PC Mag describing the first time he laid eyes upon a Macintosh Computer.

In the fall of 1983, I was working on the west coast for Popular Computing , and my editor asked me to go down to Cupertino to see the work Apple was doing on the Macintosh, which at that point was the hot rumor in the valley. Once there, I met with Steve Jobs, who was then Apple Chairman and heading up the Mac project, along with a number of the key designers of the machine, including Burrell Smith, the original hardware designer, and Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson, key software designers…

Most of the time I was meeting with other members on the team, but I remember Jobs coming in — even then he was very charismatic: intense, proud of the work, and a bit prickly about any criticism. He and his folks were quick to put down the IBM PC and its clones for not pushing the envelope and instead settling for “mediocrity.”

Even in the fast moving world of technology, some things remain the same.

Check out the full article over here.  It’s worth a read.


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