I've always regarded Andy Hertzfeld as the quintessential Mac programmer. He was on the original Macintosh team back in the early 1980s, wrote much of the user interface code, wrote the first task-switching program, founded Radius, General Magic, and then later became involved in open source through a commpany he founded called Eazel.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Mac, Hertzfeld created a collection of stories on the early days at Apple, which he published at www.folklore.com under a creative commons license. He also made the underlying software available under an open source license. For those who remember fondly the days of the early Mac it's exciting to relive those old days. The stories were[Read more...]