Lists all of the journal entries for the day.
Wed, 19 Jul 2006
6:10 PM - The history of NeXT in their own words!
- Founded in September 1985 as NeXT Computer, Inc. by Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., and five Apple senior managers.
- From 1985 - 1989 developed and marketed the NeXTcube (formerly the NeXT Computer) and NeXTstation product family. This included the NEXTSTEP operating system created for developing and deploying object-oriented applications for machines from such names as Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Intel.
- By 1992, according to analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), NeXT became the fourth largest domestic supplier of UNIX workstations in the United States.
- February 1993, company ceased manufacturing the NeXTcube and NeXTstation and announced it would focus on developing industry standard object-oriented software for mainstream computer platforms.
- November 1993, decided to "open" NEXTSTEP and introduced OPENSTEP, an API based on NeXT's advanced object technology that allows portability of applications regardless of the underlying operating system or hardware.
- 1993, made a commitment to provide customers with professional services to assure satisfaction with NeXT products throughout the application development/deployment lifecycle.
- 1994, NeXT shipped Enterprise Objects Framework, a breakthrough technology that integrates NEXTSTEP-based object-oriented applications with data from leading relational databases.
- 1995, increased market share to become the third largest supplier of object development tools, preceded by Microsoft and Borland International, neither of which focused exclusively on object-oriented technology.
- 1995, leveraging its market position, unveiled WebObjects, its solution for building robust server-based applications for the World Wide Web.
- December 1995, changed company name to NeXT Software, Inc.
- July 1996, unveiled OPENSTEP Enterprise, an object-oriented environment to assemble, integrate, and universally deploy dynamic business applications across the Enterprise.
- October 1996, shipped third release in a year of WebObjects and unveiled its strategy to support Sun's Java programming language.
- December 1996, had licensed WebObjects to more than 275 customers and deployed applications in more than 35 leading companies worldwide.
- February, 1997, acquired by Apple Computer to strengthen Apple's offerings of development software for the enterprise and Internet, and to enrich the Apple user's experience with a high-performance operating environment.
6:06 PM - blast from the past
That was before it was aolized. I remember how the internet was and it makes me sad.
5:57 PM - Wow.. apple's website used to suck bad!
In 1997 apple had a shitty website. Boy things have gotten better. :)
5:54 PM - speaking of bewitched...
Well i'm getting the first season shipped to me now. I better get something for the damn 29 percent interest on my credit card.
5:26 PM - Yes
5:07 PM - Wow.. retro fg
Thats what foolishgames.com looked like in 2001. I still love that design.
4:17 PM - KOTOR
12:17 AM - The day so far
EMU emailed and i had to call them. They took my modern east asia class. :) That got me out of native amerian history which i was dreading. Now i'm signed up for literature one day a week. Half my classes only meet once a week! That's awesome. I'll have a shitload of time for homework between them. 16 credit hours still.
EMU also received my financial aid documents but they haven't been reviewed yet.
I also got some cvs work done on midnight bsd. I'm almost through the /bin dir's source. I had to reboot into windows to talk to pytox about an issue with his hosting.