October 9, 1989
October 9, 1989

How Steve Jobs Linked Up With IBM
By Brenton R. Schlender

Guess who is Jobs's biggest believer this time? None other than Big Bad Blue. IBM was so impressed by Next's distinctive software and three-dimensional look on the screen that it agreed to pay tens of millions for the right to offer them on a new line of high-powered computer workstations that it will introduce in a few months.

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