Makin' the Mac
Cory from the House of Stuff
sent along a link to an interview with Jef Raskin
, one of Apple's first employees, and manager of the Macintosh project back in the day. If you're a crusty old veteran of the microcomputer's early days, this one will really take you back. (It did me.) There's talk about the early realization that computer interfaces needed to be easier to use, and all sorts of other quaint-sounding advice we could stand to take to heart still today. Great stuff.
On a related note, from the "what should have been" department, you may want to check out this article on an ill-fated early '90s project to make the MacOS run on PC hardware. (Thanks to Slashdot for the link.) If only the suits running Apple at the time had a clue...