Genius photographed

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Photographing Fearless Genius at NeXT, Apple, and Others
IEEE Spectrum

July 11, 2014

This is just fun to see.

I haven’t yet had a chance to visit the exhibit at the Computer History Museum but I loved reading some of the photographer’s anecdotes about Jobs at NeXT Computers ( the

Alan Tucker in a video demo of the Archives and Museums Information System (on NeXT computers)
Alan Tucker in a video demo of the Archives and Museums Information System (on NeXT computers)

 fanboy site). A mainframe in a dorm room. Indeed. And back in the day we had about half a dozen of them when we were trying to design a system to manage archive and museum information. They were really remarkable. And just too darn expensive. No system got built. But you can watch this video demonstration featuring my departed colleague and the chief designer, Alan Tucker (1995 obituary .pdf). Enterprise groupware for an archive or museum. Seems like a natural thing to build now but not back in 1994.

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