1988 NeXT

By: Thanaisri "Hana" Ellamaran

History of NeXT

Founded by Steve Jobs who left Apple to start his own company. He created NexT. The computer failed, but was considered a significant innovation to the computer world. At a base price of $6,500, the NeXT ran too slowly to be popular.

The significance of the NeXT rested in its place as the first personal computer to incorporate a drive for an optical storage disk, a built-in digital signal processor that allowed voice recognition, and object-oriented languages to simplify programming. The NeXT offered Motorola 68030 microprocessors, 8 megabytes of RAM, and a 256-megabyte read/write optical disk storage.

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Citations

"Next Computer." Mac Forums RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

<http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-notebooks/308332-next-computer.html>.


"Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Year 1988 Entries." Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Year 1988 Entries. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

<http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?year=1988>.