An audio recording of Steve Jobs revealing the NeXT computer shortly after its official launch has been released in full.
On November 30, 1988, Steve Jobs gave one of the first public demonstrations of the then brand-new NeXT Computer to the Boston Computer Society. An audio recording was made of the entire event and it has now been released online.
Harry McCracken was in the audience at the time and has written about the experience of that night, and of the new audio discovery, for Fast Company.
“Sitting there being wowed by the machine was an oddly bittersweet experience,” he writes. “At $6,500, it was so far out of my price range that desiring one was purely aspirational, like lusting after a Lamborghini. But at evening’s end, as we streamed out of Jobs’s reality-distortion field back into the chilly Boston air, each of us got a NeXT product