Re: NeXTSTEP Re: SIMSON SAYS: Copyright and wrongs

Simson L. Garfinkel (
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 21:17:21 -0500

Dang. At least, that's what Apple is telling people. I called up the folks
at Apple PR and they told me that MacOS X is everything, and X doesn't use

(I still can't get over the way that they told me that all of NeXTSTEP was
being rewritten in Java. Isn't that what Lighthouse tried, and failed, to

-----Original Message-----
From: Ernest Prabhakar <>
To: Simson L. Garfinkel <>;
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 8:45 PM
Subject: NeXTSTEP Re: SIMSON SAYS: Copyright and wrongs

>Ohmigosh! NeXTSTEP is dead! I've been working eighty hours a week on a
>non-existent project!
>-- Ernie P.
>P.S. Though I do sympathize with you on the Newton thing.
>>One of the prime offenders in this world of dead software is Apple, which
>>has mothballed both the Newton and all but given up on the NeXTSTEP
>>operating systems. Ultimately, it would probably be in the best interest
>>both Apple's shareholders and society as a whole for companies like Lotus
>>and Improv to release their failed products to the public. There is a
>>reason that they do not: if the public did a better job with the software,
>>then it would prove that these products died because of mismanagement, and
>>not because of the competitive environment.