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Apple acquired by NeXT

Glenn Reid has the credentials to authoritatively write What it’s Really Like Working with Steve Jobs. Reid wrote he was employee #40 at Adobe Systems in 1985 before moving to work as product manager at NeXT reporting directly to Steve Jobs.
The entire piece should be interesting to those who run in my circles online, but it was this line that captured my attention.

Many years later, when NeXT acquired Apple for negative -$400M, I was recruited by Steve’s right hand man to come in to build iMovie 1.0…
Doesn’t that sum it up? Apple came to court NeXT and boy howdy did they get what they asked for, the foundation of the then-future Mac OS X and the once and future king who returned to restore glory to his Camelot.