Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's NeXT?

For those too young to remember, Steve Jobs left Apple in 1985 to start a new computer company called NeXT. At the time, I was marketing for a company called Island Graphics Software which made a design suite called Write Paint & Draw for Sun Microsystems Inc. Sun as well as NeXT were based on the UNIX operating system. Though the computer platform failed, it did create the base platform for modern day macs. Here is a great little trivia article about the graphic designer who came up with the NeXT logo for Steve Jobs. 

Fresh off the Tracks

My client wanted a simple cart to sell his microwave tester on the internets (www.micro-tester.com). Chris at KV Web Solutions found this open source cart called Tomato Cart. Not only does it work well, but the default interface is really user friendly. I think the client will warm up real quick to it's back end features. I'm really happy with the find. If you have similar solutions, let me know.