The Man Inside the First Mac

By Will Smith

On the 30th anniversary of the Mac, I learned something new about the first computer with a GUI

We've all done it. Blamed the little man inside the machine for the good and bad things that happen to us every day. But during the production of the first Mac, Steve Jobs wanted to make that man real. Mr. Macintosh would show up in the Mac OS occasionally--every few thousand times you opened a menu, a little animated man would be there. I'm not sure if this was a good idea, but it's fascinating to read about. (via Boing Boing)