Here’s a hugely impressive bit of Steve Jobs lore that I had not ever come across before, and I just learned via Stephen Fry’s excellent piece on Jobs: It was on a NeXt machine that the British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote the protocols, procedures and languages that added up to the World Wide Web, […]
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An Excellent Lesser-known Bit of Steve Jobs Lore

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Here’s a hugely impressive bit of Steve Jobs lore that I had not ever come across before, and I just learned via Stephen Fry’s excellent piece on Jobs:

It was on a NeXt machine that the British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote the protocols, procedures and languages that added up to the World Wide Web, http, HTML, browsers, hyperlinks … in other words the way forward for the internet, the most significant computer program ever written was done on a NeXt computer. That is a feather in Steve Jobs’s cap that is not often celebrated and indeed one that he himself signally failed to know about for some time.

There’s more to the story too. Take a look at Fry’s superb-as-ever post on Steve Jobs here for that story and all of Fry’s thoughts on Steve:

http://www.stephenfry.com/2011/10/06/steve-jobs/

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