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The old cliche applies to Steve Jobs and NeXT Computer. Out of failure comes success.
Apple picked up NeXT 15 years ago to this day. Probably its most important acquisition ever because of the person who came along with the deal.
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The brilliant, irascible impresario championed the transition from minicomputers and beige IBM boxes to the Macintosh, the iPhone, and the concept that technology should be fun to use.
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John Sculley, who ousted Jobs from Apple, offered praise after his death. Also: tributes from U.K. leader David Cameron, mathematician Stephen Wolfram, and an XKCD cartoon.
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The technology pioneer, who also co-founded the Oscar-winning animation house Pixar and computer-maker NeXT, has passed away.