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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RE: NeXT's partners
by Gil Bates on Tue 15th Jul 2003 22:06 UTC

Interesting that someone mentioned that Objective-C was appropriated by Jobs and not actually a NeXT invention.

Another big partner that is very much a part of the NeXT story was a company called "Object Design", IIRC. They were a pioneer in the OO database field and Jobs/NeXT was very closely associated with them and their software for quite a while. I think they ended up being bought out by BEA or somebody, but they were intended to be a part of NeXT "revolution" in a big way and were a fairly high-profile company at the time.