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J. Daniel Ashton

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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, —Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV
The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands:
"See that justice is done,
let mercy be your first concern,
and humbly obey your God." —Micah 6:8, CEV
With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment.
Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. —Proverbs 3:5,6 CEV

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Monday, November 15, 2004


Thanks to this article on Slashdot, I took a wonderful little jaunt down Amnesia Lane. If you don't remember much about NeXTstep, the Wikipedia article provides the best summary.

NeXTstep was an important part of my computer thinking from the time that Southern obtained an early beta machine in the late '80s. Like OS/2, NeXTstep was far ahead of its time, and set many standards that are still pursued by commodity computers today. The demise of independence and wide availability for these two operating systems left scars that still contribute to my cynicism and distrust of corporate management and marketing.

In the early '90s I bought a license for NeXTstep/OpenStep, and until recently my web server ran on NeXTstep. The NeXTstep heritage contributes to my deep respect for Mac OS X.


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