This just made me remember a story of some developers working for Apple – well, sort of…
“Officially, this machine doesn’t exist, you didn’t get it from me, and I don’t know you. Make sure it doesn’t leave the building.”
It’s a quite interesting story over and over again. What does it take to integrate a piece of software you’re working on but you aren’t working for that company any more? Well, for starters, a solid plan on how to still keep walking in and out of that company every day – in this case Apple. The project: The Graphing Calculator.
What came out of this sneaking in and out work was a project that never officially existed. Read the whole story over here.
(I know the application above is Grapher – the current app that ships with every Mac)