Back in 1997, there was exciting news coming out of Cupertino. Apple had spurned Be and acquired Steve Jobs … er… NeXT and announced its grand new OS strategy. We all know how the story ends, but it’s fun to remember how the story began. The first article is a real blast from the past, since it talks about Apple’s Network Computer strategy. The second article is a non-programmer’s journey into Objective C prgramming with the NeXT tools, then called the Yelow Box, now called Cocoa. Enjoy!