Sten-Erik Björling, s-e.bjorling at enviro.se
Mon Jul 8 02:20:18 EDT 2019

Personally I do not think the NeXT effort where a failure - it formed the foundation for OS X and also gave a good foundation for future efforts in Object Oriented programming and the copies derived from it like Java and Android OS etc. One can question how much of Microsofts current efforts and products are indirectly based on the results from the NeXT effort.

Take care, all the best...



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> 8 juli 2019 kl. 06:53 skrev Richard Ure <rure01 at gmail.com>:
> Here's a content filler:
> In an interview to be broadcast on CNN  on Sunday,
> https://tinyurl.com/y6lmtdzc, Bill Gates reflects on the life of Steve
> Jobs. "Even when he failed, he succeeded, Gates said, citing the 1988
> introduction of NeXT, the computer that "completely failed, it was such
> nonsense, and yet he mesmerised those people." NeXT ceased making hardware
> five years later, and in 1996 it was bought by Apple."
> This took me to Youtube for a long, grainy video
> https://youtu.be/IX1Nq30hZEQ which explained how far into the future Steve
> was looking as long as 30 years ago. I hadn't realised NeXTStep included a
> database interface builder demonstrated at about 1:25 and 1:48
> Steve wearing a tie for a demonstration...some might like to see that.
>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 04:48, Doug Easterbrook <doug at artsman.com> wrote:
>> Thanks.   I lost my entire machine and hadn’t seen anything on the list
>> since my machine died … so one always gets worried that everybody has gone
>> away :)
>> The list can normally be a nice noisy vibrant place ….  I guess it is just
>> holiday time.
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