Much more than the history of NeXT

If you ever get the chance to hear Pixar’s Michael B. Johnson speak, you should leap at the chance. Known to the Twitterverse as @drwave, Michael is an incredibly entertaining speaker and, it turns out, a terrific interviewer.

In addition to his role supervising the Tools Story/Editorial team at Pixar, Wave is on the Board of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. The video below, filmed at the Cartoon Art Museum, is a fascinating interview Michael did with three people who witnessed the early days of NeXT firsthand: Doug Menuez, Peter Graffagnino, and Don Melton.

Lots of anecdotes including Steve Jobs, a bit of early Apple, and lots of the birth of various technologies that came together at NeXT.