Today, Ken Segall is known as the guy who gave Steve Jobs the “i” for the iMac, but in 1990 Ken was helping brand and market the most advanced computer Steve had ever made. It was Ken who had to explain to everyday people, just exactly why NeXT was also the most simple. Come with … Continue reading Think Insanely Simple. Ken Segall explains the hidden value of simplicity for AppStorey.
Steve Jobs is known for elegant hardware but in the case of the NeXT Computer the beauty was more than skin deep. The NeXT Cube was a beautiful object whose operation exceeded the outward appearance. This NeXT Cube was going to make history, but it would be shunned from being part of history. Until now. Come … Continue reading Michael Baldwin talks Beauty, Steve Jobs & The Pursuit Of Elegance for AppStorey
What’s free, and what’s for sale. It’s 1990, there’s no web to surf and to get software, you have to drive to a store called Egg Head, a store where zero of the apps Apps are free. Paul Jones is a prolific thinker. Paul is Clinical Professor in the School of Information and Library Science where … Continue reading On the 11th Anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone, Paul Jones tells AppStorey how (and why) it all began
Today, Bebo White is a physicist and Departmental Associate Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, but in 1990, he was helping define how computers would benefit particle physicists —and unbeknownst to him, how they would benefit the entire world. Join us at AppStorey, as Bebo White tells how he found himself researching high-energy physics … Continue reading Bebo White Talks High-Energy Physicists and History’s Greatest Computer
It’s 1988, there is no web to surf and if you switched on a Radio you might just hear Will Smith as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sing his hit single “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. 1988 was also the year of another kind of hit. A computer that would put an end to that Radio device, a … Continue reading Charles L. Perkins Tells AppStorey That Parents Just Don’t Understand (Steve Jobs’s NeXT Computer)
“Small teams make the software that makes a difference in our world, not big ones” — Ken Anderson for AppStorey Today, Ken Anderson is a successful mobile, and server systems engineer and entrepreneur, but in 1990 Ken was trying to get his start in the ultra-competitive commodities trading business, and ended up helping change the way trading … Continue reading Ken Anderson tells AppStorey about the moment NeXT was brought to Phibro International Commodities Trading
Dean Zarras is a computer scientist, software engineer and business entrepreneur. Today, Dean is CEO and Founder of ClearFactr an online spreadsheet innovation that is just opening its offerings to the public. Lotus founder, Mitch Kapor, who created the company most commonly known for first bringing software to the financial world, gives his take on Dean’s new tool: https://twitter.com/mkapor/status/614556104815542272 In 1990, … Continue reading Dean Zarras Tells AppStorey how NeXT first brought Object Oriented Tools to Financial Algo-Trading Systems.