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NeXT Computer

NeXT Computer is a workstation computer, developed and sold by NeXT Inc. It was introduced in October 1988 as the company's first and flagship product, at a price of US$6,500, aimed at the higher-education market, it was designed around the Motorola 68030 CPU and 68882 floating-point coprocessor, with a clock speed of 25 MHz. Its NeXTSTEP operating system is based on the Mach and BSD-derived Unix, with a proprietary GUI using a Display PostScript-based back end; the enclosure consists of a 1-foot die-cast magnesium cube-shaped black case, which led to the machine being informally referred to as "The Cube". The NeXT Computer was succeeded by the NeXTStation, an upgraded model in 1990; the NeXT Computer was launched in October 1988 at a lavish invitation-only event, "NeXT Introduction – the Introduction to the NeXT Generation of Computers for Education" at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California; the next day, selected educators and software developers were invited to attend—for a $100 registration fee—the first public technical overview of the NeXT computer at an event called "The NeXT Day" at the San Francisco Hilton.

It gave those interested in developing NeXT software an insight into the system's software architecture and object-oriented programming. Steve Jobs was the luncheon's speaker. In 1989, BYTE Magazine listed the NeXT Computer among the "Excellence" winners of the BYTE Awards, stating that it showed "what can be done when a personal computer is designed as a system, not a collection of hardware elements". Citing as "truly innovative" the optical drive, DSP and object-oriented programming environment, it concluded that "the NeXT Computer is worth every penny of its $6,500 market price", it was, not a significant commercial success, failing to reach the level of high-volume sales like the Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, or Microsoft Windows PCs. The workstations were sold to universities, financial institutions, government agencies. A NeXT Computer and its object oriented development tools and libraries were used by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN to develop the world's first web server and web browser.

The NeXT platform was used by Jesse Tayler at Paget Press to develop the first electronic app store, the Electronic AppWrapper in the early 1990s. Issue #3 was first demonstrated to Steve Jobs at NeXTWorld Expo 1993. Pioneering PC games Doom, Doom II, Quake were developed by id Software on NeXT machines. Doom engine games such as Heretic and Strife were developed on NeXT hardware using id's tools. NeXT technology provisioned the first online food delivery system called CyberSlice, using GIS based geolocation, on which Steve Jobs performed the first online order of pizza with tomato and basil. CyberSlice was curated into the Inventions of the 20th Century, Computer Science at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Previous, emulator of NeXT hardware NeXTstation NeXTcube NeXTcube Turbo NeXT character set Byte Magazine, November 1988: The NeXT Computer Facsimile, Full text Simson Garfinkel's NeXT pages including NeXTWorld Magazine The Best of NeXT Collection NeXT Computer brochure old-computers.com — NeXTcube Photos of black hardware

Jean Saas

Jean Saas was an 18th-century French historian and bibliographer. At college of Rouen where he studied, Saas distinguished himself by his talent for Latin poetry. Having embraced the ecclesiastical state, he became one of the secretaries of the archbishop of Rouen and took advantage of the leisure left to him by this modest employment to become familiar with reading charts and study in depth the History of Normandy. Provided the cure of Saint-Jacques-sur-Darnétal, he soon resigned this benefit and accepted instead a position of librarian of the metropolitan chapter, which would facilitate the means to indulge his taste for historical and literary research. In the trial the chapter had to support against the Benedictines of the abbaye de Saint-Ouen, father Saas showed great zeal for the maintenance of the privileges of his church, he was rewarded in 1751 by a canonry. Saas was known for a long time in an advantageous manner as a bibliographer; the assiduous reading of historical dictionaries proved him that those who were most esteemed were not error-free, he was quick to point out, in small scholarly writings, those he had noticed.

He was going to press a volume of notes forming a useful supplement to the latest edition of the Dictionaire of Moréri, when the sudden weakening of his forces forced him to give up all kind of work. He died after lingering a few years. Abbot Saas was a member of the Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Rouen since its founding, he had shared the work with zeal, but the fate of the memoirs he had shared with this company is unknown. Haillet de Couronne read his Éloge of which an extract can be found in the Recueil de l’académie by M. Gosseaume, vol.4. Another praise of abbot Saas, by Cotton Deshoussayes, was printed in Paris, Berton, 1776, in-8°. Fables choisies by la Fontaine, translated into Latin verse bys PP. Vinot and Tissard, Anvers, 1738, in-12 de 288 p. Nouveau Dictionnaire historique portatif and augmented with several articles, Avignon, 1769, 4 vol. in-8°. Nouveau pouillé des bénéfices du diocèse de Rouen, ibid. 1738, in-4°. Notice des manuscrits de la bibliothèque de l’église métropolitaine de Rouen,ibid.

1746, in-12 de rom XXIII, 116 pages. (The preface contains the history of the library dispersed during wars and renewed in 1636 by canon Acarie, whose example was followed by many of his colleagues. Dom Tassin criticized the booklet of father Saas, who replied with a pamphlet entitled Réfutation de l’écrit du P. Tassin, etc. 1747, in-12 de 49 pages. Lettre sur le troisième volume du Dictionnaire de Chaufepiè, dans les Mémoires de Trévoux, 1754, p. 2918-2940. Rouen, 1757, in-8°. Lettre à l’abbé Goujet, contenant de nouvelles remarques sur lsotta, femme savante d’Italie, dans le tome 5 des Mémoires d’Artigny. Saas had Hippolytus redivivus reprinted. Saas started under a much larger work; the manuscript, forming 625 pages in-fol. extended only on the first five letters of the alphabet on TA. It passed into the hands of Drouet. Louis Gabriel Michaud. "name". Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne: histoire par ordre alphabétique de la vie publique et privée de tous les hommes avec la collaboration de plus de 300 savants et littérateurs français ou étrangers.vol.

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Jamal Jones (basketball)

Jamal Jones is an American professional basketball player for Bahçeşehir Koleji of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi. He played college basketball at Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Jones was born in Wynne and grew up in Searcy, where he attended Searcy High School. After growing seven inches from 6-1 to 6-8 over three years, Jones averaged 16.4 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals as a junior and was ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. He committed to Ole Miss over offers from Iowa State during his senior year. Jones began his collegiate career at Ole Miss, but was dismissed from the team after appearing in only five games for violating undisclosed team rules. Following his dismissal, Jones enrolled at Lee College in Texas, he averaged 18 points and 5.3 rebounds in his only season with the Runnin' Rebels and committed to transfer to Texas A&M. Jones averaged a team-leading 13.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 34 games in his junior season with the Aggies and averaged 16 points per game in Southeastern Conference play.

Following the season he announced. After considering transferring for his final year of NCAA eligibility, Jones decided to end his collegiate career and move on to the NBA Development League. Jones was selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA Development League draft by the Delaware 87ers. In his first professional season, Jones averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 21.1 minutes in 46 games. After going unselected in the 2015 NBA draft and a stint playing for the 76ers Summer League team, Jones decided to leave the 76ers organization for options overseas instead of a second D-League season, he signed with Lille Métropole of the French Second Division on August 3, 2015. He averaged 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists in 18 games before leaving the team to return to the 87ers. Jones returned to the 87ers and finished the 2016 season with the team, playing in 13 games and averaging 5.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. He was selected by the Windy City Bulls in the 10th round of the 2016 NBA Development League Expansion draft, but opted again to play overseas instead of in the D-League.

Windy City traded his overseas return rights to the Northern Arizona Suns on October 29, 2016. Jones signed with Kobrat of the Finnish Korisliiga on August 11, 2016, he led the league in scoring by averaging 21.5 points per game along 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 39 contests. Jones signed with Scaligera Basket Verona of Serie A2 Basket on July 9, 2017, he averaged 14 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game in 36 games with the team. Jones signed with PAOK of the Greek Basket League on July 4, 2018, he suffered damage to the cartilage in his right knee early March, 2019 that required season-ending surgery. He averaged 6.5 points in 12 Basketball Champions League games and 7.7 points with 3.1 rebounds in 13 GBL games. Jones opted to stay in Greece for the 2019-2020 season and signed with Ionikos Nikaias on June 25, 2019. Jones averaged 13.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 15 games played before leaving the team in January of 2020. On January 16, 2020, Jones signed with Turkish club Bahçeşehir Koleji.

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