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Steve Jobs: 11 Acts Of Vision

For Steve Jobs, the term 'visionary' doesn't go far enough. Consider these acts of vision--and the will that it took to make them real.
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Founded in 1985 by Steve Jobs following his departure from Apple, NeXT Computer made powerful Unix-based workstations. They were high-regarded but sold poorly. Yet NeXT's influence is still felt. Tim Berners-Lee used a NeXT machine in 1991 to create the first Web browser and the first Web server. And NeXT's NeXTSTEP software became the basis for Mac OS X and iOS. That heritage is still evident in the Cocoa API used for Mac OS and iOS programming: Cocoa classes begin with the letters "NS," for NeXTSTEP. If NeXT failed as a company, it succeeded in helping Apple develop a modern operating system.

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10/7/2011 | 10:23:56 PM
re: Steve Jobs: 11 Acts Of Vision
Here's another: this Apple commercial from 1983 shows a dog (pit bull, no less) going to work with his owner. Businesses didn't start becoming dog friendly until years later. http://www.ilovedogs.com/2011/...
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