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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And the family tandem commute happening any day now…!
The Spring Classic’s are a series of prestigious cycling races held each year within France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Dating back from as long ago as 1896, the races can be gruelling, long and very tough. Steep climbs, 200 plus kilometer routes and infamous cobbled stones are among the elements the riders’ have to battle through to gain first place in these ‘monuments’ of the cycling calander.
Here are five prints, all available in the Neil Stevens Print Shop here.They are produced in two sizes. A3 (420 x 297 mm) and Large (500 x 700 mm).
I’m not a mountain guy, nor do I often think that they’re particularly cool looking; this one though, holy crap!