Mac Graphing Calculator Story

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

This story is hilarious! It gives the history of the graphing calculator built into mac since version 8.0. Apparently, the project had been canceled, but two developers stayed on for free at apple for over six months to finish developing it. They would sneak into the building by tailgating other employees through the entrance, and hijack empty offices. Each of the two developers said he was reporting to the other one, so they were entirely autonomous.

All sorts of different employees helped them accomplish the task. In fact, the story says they probably received more aid than they would have had they been on the payroll. Eventually, their project was discovered, but by that time it was advanced enough that apple decided to include it on new macs.

Its a fascinating read! The Graphing Calculator Story

4 Responses

  1. Mark - March 17th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    That is really funny.

  2. Dakota - March 19th, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    So classic Apple….

  3. Lydia - March 20th, 2007 at 11:56 am

    Microsoft CAN do something right!

    Building security in the last line.

    I love it.

    We should make speeches out of it.

  4. argellA - June 27th, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    That was great! Our dad especially liked it, since he can relate to being in a building like that.