Does Steve Jobs Have The Vision To Keep Apple Fresh?
What is most striking about Steve Jobs in "Apple" (Cover Story, July 31) is his steadfast dedication to his personal vision. The early Macintoshes were eye-catchers because of their operating system and their ease for the end user. With his NEXTSTEP, Jobs took the concept of end-user ease to the next level. I am a Unix lover, and I thought that NEXTSTEP was an absolute joy. Where most other Unix systems had huge overhead to maintain, this one took the best of the Macintosh computer and married it to network design and application development. The only problems were the huge price tag and the lack of support from the manufacturers of central processing units.
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