On December 20, 1996--15 years ago today--Apple announced that it would acquire NeXT. Oh, and its CEO was part of the deal.
That CEO of course was Steve Jobs, as CNET reported.
"Jobs...will leave his post as Next's chief executive to become an 'adviser,' reporting directly to Apple chairman and CEO Gilbert Amelio," CNET said.
Daniel Kunstler, at that time an analyst with J.P. Morgan, may have had the most prescient understatement of the decade (at least). "I really don't see any downside to Steve Jobs returning to Apple," he said.
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