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Between Apples: Steve Jobs’ NeXT Years


Most of you reading this knew the Steve Jobs who always had “One ore thing” miracle up his sleeve to dazzle Apple’s fans and leave Apple’s rivals wondering what they could do to keep up with him. Others will recall the Apple of the two Steves and the pre-Mac Apple II series. Me? I knew the Steve Jobs who founded Next Computer in his exile from Apple

I’ve already written about NeXTStep, the first Unix desktop meant for a mass market, which lives on today in the form of its great-grandson Mac OS X, so I’m not going to rehash the company, its works of modern art that were also computers, and the operating system. Instead, I want to tell you about the Jobs I knew.

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