Everyone associates Steve Jobs with Apple and the Macintosh, but it was Steve Wozniak that made the intial magic happen with the Apple I & II. Here's an interview with Woz about those early days, and a book due out soon about him.
Andy Hertzfeld was another Apple hacker that worked on the Mac version 1 system software. He's got a website, folklore.org with loads of behind the scenes stories on the creation of the Mac. Here's a video of him giving a tech talk about the early Mac at his new company, Google.
NodeBox is a cool Mac OS X application that allows you to write python code and have it drawn by the application. NodeBox itself is written in python and comes with a collection of functions and libraries you can use, and even does animation (see the gallery here).