Revolution in The Valley

Revolution in The Valley

  • The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made
  • Andy Hertzfeld

A series of anecdotes, that originally appeared on, detailing the creation of the original Apple Macintosh computer.

I was impressed that so few people actually worked on the software and hardware. It did seem to be less than 20 in total, at least that’s about how many people had their signatures on the inside of the case.

It is amazing what people can achieve. They were working late, working weekends and pulling all nighters fuelled by chocolate coated espresso beans to get it all working before the launch date.

While I was reading the book I kept thinking that I’d love to read a similar book written by the people who developed the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Considering Apple’s policy on secrecy I can’t see it happening.

To think that Steve wanted to call it Bicycle instead of Macintosh.