NeXT and the online revolution
The Steve Jobs nobody knew, Rolling Stone magazine:
A year earlier, a hotshot programmer at the University of Illinois named Marc Andreessen had created the first Web browser, and the dot-com revolution was about to take off. There was a sense that something big was on the horizon -- something that Jobs seemed to have no part of ... nothing he was doing at NeXT was really connected to the online revolution.
Other than the fact that the World Wide Web was invented on NeXT computers, that is. A minor detail, I guess.