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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achilles heel...
by stunji on Wed 16th Jul 2003 14:25 UTC

NeXT was cool, extremely cool. And so is OSX. But Mac has the same fatal flaw that NeXT did-- they're just too expensive! Steve Jobs likes to wax poetic about bring "whizz-bang" technology to the "masses," but his idea of masses all drive SUVs and earn at least $100,000 a year. At least Apple aren't building their cases out of pure magnesium (::ahem::)