Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep Every so often I have this urge (maybe more of an itch) to spend hours and hours on the web trying to find information about old, obsolete computers of the past. I am intrigued by the XEROX Alto and Star ('70s-'82), the Apple Lisa ('83) and, of course, CRAYs ('75-ish). These were revolutionary machines indeed, they wrote golden pages in the history of computing. In the end of the 1980s, a new innovative product was ready to ship, created by a bunch of people coming from Apple: The NeXT platform.
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I Remember ...
by Anonymous on Tue 15th Jul 2003 19:21 UTC

Back in the early 90's I attended the University of Connecticut. The book store had a whole bunch on NeXT machines. I was great to tinker with them. Later, I got a job at the newly created Help Desk in the Computer Center. While being shown around on my first day there I inquired if they had any NeXT machines. My boss pointed to a dark corner in the mainframe room. There was a lonely NeXT Cube sitting disconnected in a pile. I never saw it again after that. Talk about a vision of the future...