Steve Jobs started NeXT after leaving Apple in 1985. His company was eventually bought out by Apple on February 7, 1997. Videos after the jump. What are your thoughts?

Starting NeXT Inc. with an out-of-pocket investment of US$7 million, Jobs hired several employees…Jobs recruited Paul Rand in 1986 to design NeXT’s cube logo for US$100,000. NeXT’s software was used as the foundation for Mac OS X, although Apple made significant updates to incorporate modern features from BSD variants

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