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The NeXT interface was beautiful, smooth, and consistent. It had great flexibility, and other features that would not be seen on PCs till later, such as voice e-mail, and a built-in synthesizer. it also had software to create a hypertext program. Its failure to take over the industry, despite all these advantages, became for me a cautionary tale. NeXT required users to accept all these innovations at once – too much.NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Rhapsody
(Tim Berners-Lee, “Weaving the web,” p. 28, 1999)

The NeXT machine’s “black hole” icon is an interesting alternative [to Macintosh’s trash can], but as a metaphor it suggests a disturbing irreversibility. One can, after all, take things back out of a trash can – usually.Mac OSNeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Rhapsody
(Brenda Laurel, “Computers as theatre,” p. 131, 1993)

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