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itomato



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: Famous individuals on the NeXT Computer's debut.. Reply with quote

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.misc/browse_thread/thread/b9af8a69e7d63d45/ce4e20258f88c1f3?lnk=st&q=nextstep&rnum=10&hl=en#ce4e20258f88c1f3

Frankly, I'm disappointed. Back in 1981, we were truly excited
by the Macintosh when Steve showed it to us because when you put
it side-by-side with another computer, it was unlike anything
anybody had ever seen before [because of its distinctive
graphics]. In the grand scope of things, most of [NeXT's]
features are truly trivial. [There is] *no way* [I will have my
programmers write software for NeXT any time soon]." (Emphasis
added by poster).
-Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft

"Steve is going to talk revolution in the computer business, but
unfortunately you'll find more similarities than differences
between his machine and other workstations. And some of the
differences that glitter now may well tarnish in a while."
-Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems
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Location: Slovenia, EU

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Develop for it? I'll piss on it."
Bill Gates, in response to InfoWorld's Peggy Watt asking if Microsoft would develop applications for the NeXT Computer.
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