"The man responsible for conceiving and implementing the project
that delivered the first complete graphical user interface OS to
market, Jef Raskin, has recently found himself out of favor in the
Mac community, a group that normally includes him with the other
apostles that surround the legend of Apple Computer."
"His crime was referring in an offhand way to OS X as a
"throwback" during a recent interview, saying "Look at OS X, that
Apple's coming out with: everybody who works on it says it's a
throwback to the 1970s in terms of structure. It's UNIX, it's
"This comment certainly gives one pause for thought. Isn't UNIX
the end all of enterprise operating systems, renowned for its power
and stability? And isn't OS X finally bringing the power of
preemptive multitasking and protective memory to the Mac? Of
"But when Raskin says throwback, he's referring neither to the
qualities of respective operating systems nor to the history of
UNIX, the industry workhorse."