quarta-feira, novembro 25, 2009
Steve and Steve
Jobs and the NeXT board of directors meet in the company's Fremont factory in 1987. Ross Perot, the Texas entrepreneur who later ran for U.S. president, is seated third from the end in a dark suit and tie, directly across from Jobs. Perot provided venture capital for NeXT.
NeXT was founded in 1985 by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs after his forced resignation from Apple. NeXT introduced the first NeXT Computer in 1988, and the smaller NeXTstation in 1990.
Several developers used the NeXT platform to write pioneering programs. Tim Berners-Lee used a NeXT Computer in 1991 to create the first web browser and web server. In the early 1990s John Carmack used a NeXTcube to build two of his pioneering games, Wolfenstein 3D and Doom.
Apple purchased NeXT on December 20, 1996 for $429 million, and much of the current Mac OS X system is built on the OPENSTEP foundation.
A NeXT também tinha um logo muito interessante desenhado pelo Paul Rand.
via Coudal Partners