The Nexus Browser
Tim Berners-Lee made the first website, and the first web browser, on a NeXT Cube running the now obsolete NeXTSTEP Operating System. As a result, very few people have seen the first website in its true environment.The first web browser, called WorldWideWeb and later renamed Nexus, was a browser-editor. It could be used to create pages as well as browse them. Not only that, it allowed user-centric and document-centric browsing.Usually technology dates very quickly but though twenty-five years old, the NeXT computer and its operating system have aged well. In fact, the GUI looks very similar to modern desktops. In particular, the dock on the right hand side looks very familiar and this is not a coincidence. When Steve Jobs left Apple and set-up NeXT, he took a few key employees with him, one of whom was Susan Kare, who designed the Apple Macintosh GUI. When Apple bought NeXT, one of the key assets they bought was the NeXTStep O/S, which formed the basis of Mac OS X.
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Francis Alys - Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing (1997)
An approach based on network theory reveals the pattern of links between Mafia-controlled firms involved in organized crime and the rest of the economy.
I did a short interview with painter Emily Burns in preparation for her brand new print, “Tactile Response,” (Second image above) for The People’s Printshop which will be released tomorrow: Friday, March 14th.
Being juggling too many balls at the same time lately
Every one seems to be doing military-inspired these days and we wanted to highlight a new brand that’s doing it right. Authentic Apparel Group just launched their line of premium army style clothing that’s officially licensed by the U.S. Army. They’ve taken classic pieces like the field jacket and the flight bomber, and are updating them to fit more modern cuts.
They have a great cause tied to their line as well. Every purchase of U.S. Army merchandise aids the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Program, which benefits the lives of soldiers, retirees, and their families. Check them out and support our troops.