inessential by Brent Simmons

Stunning and near-panic-inducing was the news that day 15 years ago

Daniel Berlinger: It wasn’t meant to Be.

We all knew it would be Be. We the loyalists saw a path out of the frozen beleaguered tundra, and it was cool.

And then it wasn’t Be, and it wasn’t cool. It was NeXT. Expensive failing enterprise bullshit run by a has-been. Whatever. Totally crushing.

(Our minds — at least mine — turned around quickly though. Well before OS X 10.0 was released.)