Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell, the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The shares surged." So yeah, like I said - no wonder Microsoft has entered the hardware business. The PC OEM era is over.
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RE[7]: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kovacm"
zima
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2005-07-06

NeXT [...] was a rather small company. If it hadn't been for Steve Jobs and his return to Apple I suspect most people would never have known about it.

I think most people don't know about NeXT, anyway - only ~geeks do.

But there's one thing for which we would remember it even without the return of Steve Jobs to Apple: WWW started on a NeXT machine.

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RE[8]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:44 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kovacm"
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2011-05-12

Yeah, but that' still geeks only knowledge.

Also I don't think a NeXT machine was really needed, any other networked computer would have made it possible too.

Interestingly Apple had and got rid of HyperCard, which could have served as the foundation of a hyperlinking Internet.

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RE[9]: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Fri 18th Jan 2013 15:09 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by kovacm"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but that' still geeks only knowledge.

That was my point, "we" ~= geeks. And while NeXT machine wasn't strictly needed, that's what was used and hence can be remembered. :p

But BTW, it looks like it perhaps had some influence on how HTML looks... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldWideWeb#Technical_information

WRT HyperCard, you might be interested in those two links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ViolaWWW#Background
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_web_browser#1980s_to_ea...

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