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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:16 am    Post subject: NeXT Sightings Reply with quote

A couple of NeXT sightings, one for fun and one for real.

http://www.nextbus.com/corporate/


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was trying to find info about the Quix Daydream Rombox when I stumbled across a website that mentioned that Madonna AKA Madge as we prefer to call her in England, used some NeXT computers in one of her videos.

I've never seen it so I can neither confirm or deny it, but if true it's quite cool that Madge seems to have pretty good taste in somethings.

http://www.simson.net/nextworld/NextWorld_Extra/93.09.Sept.NWE/93.09.Sept.NWExtra23.html
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey brams,

Thanks for finding the link, I haven’t seen that one. I’ve read that Black Hardware also makes an appearance in a Paula Abdul video and the 1990 motion picture “Flatliners”.

http://www.simson.net/nextworld/93.2/93.2.ApMay.Community11.html
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paula Abdul video & TDK commercial, I wonder which ones and from what years?, I'd like to find that one out if I can, does anybody know?.

Does anybody know if NeXT's where ever used by any bands, musicians or studios? for video or music production work?, did any musicians use NeXT's on stage for any live sets?.

Am I correct in thinking there as a way to interface NeXT hardware to midi via DSP or NeXTbus?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brams wrote:
Paula Abdul video & TDK commercial, I wonder which ones and from what years?, I'd like to find that one out if I can, does anybody know?.


I haven’t verified it, but I think the Paula Abdul video is this one (the 1989 remake):

http://www.paula-abdul.net/html/the_way_that_you_love_me.html

It’s mentioned here:

http://dpsinfo.com/essays/next.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link, gonna see if I can snag that video from somewhere.

At the risk of thread jacking a little I thought I mention this, in case anybody wants to buy the book listed on that page.

I see the link you gave also had mention on the The NeXT Big Thing by Randall E. Stross. I have this book and have got to say what a pile of crap it is, I think it's the worst book I've probably read on the subject of IT companies. The way Stross goes on about NeXT & Jobs and Co is embarrassing, it's like Jobs kicked his dog, stole his car, ran off with his wife, stole his bank book and spent his life savings on crack. He really does hate the man and NeXT that much.

Stross seems to think that Jobs has absolutely no talent, is a manager of the poorest kind and got where he is on the backs of others and by pure luck.

The book was printed before NeXT took over Apple, before OS X, before the iMac & iPod and before Pixar & Toy Story.

How gutted he must be to have been proven wrong by such a huge degree.

It's a good book to laugh at, but if you're looking for a decent book on NeXT look elsewhere (The Journey is the Reward)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read the book, probably because I've heard so many negative things about it.

I watched Flatliners last night and Black Hardware can be seen twice sitting on a desktop in one of the character’s apartment.

A NeXTcube can be seen briefly in the Paula Abdul video (1989 remake).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I remember correctly, there is a NeXT in the movie 'antitrust'... which, btw, is a terrible movie imo Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

helf wrote:
If I remember correctly, there is a NeXT in the movie 'antitrust'... which, btw, is a terrible movie imo Wink


Thanks for the link, I'll have a look. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here’s a few screenshots of Black Hardware from the motion picture “Flatliners”. Images property of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.








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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way Cool!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Black and white hardware in movies Reply with quote

There are a bunch of B/W slabs using 3.3J in Madona's "rain" video.
I also remember Nextstep on either white yellow hardware in the movie "less than zero". (with bill paxton?) it was in the library or something like that.

I think I also saw ns running on a sparc in some movie.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rice0067 wrote:
There are a bunch of B/W slabs using 3.3J in Madona's "rain" video.
I also remember Nextstep on either white yellow hardware in the movie "less than zero". (with bill paxton?) it was in the library or something like that.


When I get a chance I’ll take a look at “Less Than Zero”, thanks for that one. :)


Here’s some screenshots of Black Hardware from Madonna’s Video “Rain”. Images property of their respective owner.








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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Cool!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy SchNike! Good job. Smile
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