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Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 20, 2006 06:41AM
and stores Apple is gravitating to? (sorry for the prep. ending) I am constantly reminded of Jobs and the NEXT computer he worked on during his absence from APPLE in years past. I remember Ross Perot invested several million dollars at the time. Wonder if that got paid back, lost his investment or got stock options or what.
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 20, 2006 07:12AM
PS: I meant to add that the work he did with the NEXT may be paying off in the MacPRO so the NEXT was not in vain.
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: lost in space
Date: May 20, 2006 08:56AM
samintx,
Maybe we'll see a black cube Macbook!

Next did yield him a spot back at Apple plus what was it 400 million for Next, and the basis for OSX. He got to turn up his nose at the board of directors by stealing Apple employees to work for him when he was still on the board. So maybe it wasn't all in vain.

Besides the cube, how about other "themes" that Steve gets obsessed with that surface over the years? There's the cube theme. The "Apple-logo-where-no-normal-person-would-ever-bother-to-put-one" theme such as on the feet of the very earliest Mac 128 though I don't know if they ever reached production, on the back of the first iMac, the rubber pad on the bottom of the mini, where else? Sort of like a graffiti artist.
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: May 20, 2006 10:55AM
Don't understand how you consider the NeXT to be a failure. Sure, the company no longer exists, but look at it's 'offspring'. Plus, a lot of very talented folks came from the NeXT campus. If anything, it was the launchpad for the current Apple Computer's rebirth, including OS X. Perhaps a little history review would help? [www.ex.com]

As for Perot [en.wikipedia.org] , he's a multi-billionaire. No one forces him to make investments and he certainly makes his own picks!

Does this resemble anything you currently use?
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 20, 2006 11:39AM
The "FAILED" NeXT OS is the core of OSX.
The "FAILED" NeXT OS is still being used to this day at JPL.
The "FAILED" NeXT OS still does stuff that no other OS does.

BGnR
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 20, 2006 12:39PM
No one, even billionaires, WANT to lose money!

Wish I had kept my NEXT magazines now. Think I ended up giving them to the local MacUser club.
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: bangman
Date: May 20, 2006 12:44PM
You couldn't be more wrong about failure.

Here's a little someone named Tim Berners-Lee who would probably disagree with you.

[www.w3.org]

Sometimes...., the things you people say...., really give pause.



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3GHz - The clock is STILL ticking Steve.
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: May 20, 2006 02:48PM
I first logged in to the Internet way back in 1990 at a NeXT computer at my college's computer lab. The problem was that I only had one friend with an e-mail address. Of course, one of the first places I visited were the Usenet forums for some pRON binaries...
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: May 20, 2006 03:07PM
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the_poochies
Of course, one of the first places I visited were the Usenet forums for some pRON binaries...

He was already posting basketball photos?





Don't ask who the bell's for, dude. It's you.
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 20, 2006 03:44PM
The email logo for one of the releases was exactly (or almost exactly) what the mailbox
in Mail.app looked like for v1.x.

BGnR - are they running NeXT on Intel or 68000 at JPL? Can you link to that? I'd be curious to read about it. Also--- interesting to note that Stevey carried around that ThinkPad for a long time - and wasn't it running NeXT?
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 20, 2006 05:57PM
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Jimmypoo
The email logo for one of the releases was exactly (or almost exactly) what the mailbox
in Mail.app looked like for v1.x.

BGnR - are they running NeXT on Intel or 68000 at JPL? Can you link to that? I'd be curious to read about it. Also--- interesting to note that Stevey carried around that ThinkPad for a long time - and wasn't it running NeXT?

Yep, SJ was running NeXT on his ThinkPad.
Last time I checked with my bud who has the JPL connection they were running a mix of Cubes, Pizza Boxes, and Intels. Some of the Cubes, and Pizzas were running 68000, 020's, and 030's upgrades.
NeXT Mail rocked!
First email with AV ability!

BGnR
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Re: Anyone seeing the failed NEXT computer in the macPro
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: May 21, 2006 12:26AM
@#$%&

Now Im gonna have to pull my Color Turbo Slab rig out of the garage and fire it up again!


note to self, remember to take pictures this time...



Aloha, Ken


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