What's NeXT? Software, Psychedelics and the Origins of OS X & iOS - Andrew C Stone @twittelator
we plug our individual consciousnesses into the awareness of the animate universe.

In 2007, The Spirit Molecule's success led Austin filmmaker Mitch Schultz to make an indy movie base on the book - interviewing Dr. Strassman, some of the volunteers, and notables from the greater psychedelic community. An interesting format and it became a top documentary download in 2010 when it finally got distribution.

And, as all seems to be doom and gloom in the NeXT World, a miracle happens - Dec 20th 1996, Apple buys Next for 428 Million dollars and 1.5 million shares of Apple stock.
Someone asks me, what does this mean? My instant response "I think I just got a raise". Now my software could be used by millions of users! Little did I know then that it would it be five years before Mac OS X 1.0 shipped, and 10 years before it was completely accepted by old Mac users.

Apple calls me, sends me to Redwood City NeXT HQ, gives me a cubicle for 24 hours and access to Jean-Marie Hullot's special espresso machine and a PPC running OpenStep. The port is done by dawn, and then I got to demo Create running on PPC at 1997 MacWorld Boston at the keynote given by Guy Kawasaki - Gil Amelio is still the CEO - Steve has not yet transitioned back to CEO, but a decade later, once again I'm a Mac developer and leading the charge of object-oriented programming.

NeXTStep had become OpenStep, then Mac OS X and now iOS - something almost unheard of in software engineering, something magical - a technology not only survives 25 years but thrives and evolves and the NeXT community gets to use it's sharply honed ObjectiveC and XCode skills

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