MacareNeXT: The Mac-NeXT Dance

Prabhakar Ernest (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 11:13:00 -0500

[Yes, I wrote this. Remember, you saw it here first -- Ernie P.]

The BayArea Boys Mix
The official dance song of the Apple - NeXT merger

Copyright 1997 Ernest N. Prabhakar (3-Jan-1997)
May be copied freely provided URL and this notice is included.

I am not trying to seduce you

When I hack I say, "run Mac on NeXTSTEP!"
and the boys they say, "Is that a dance step?"
they all want Be
they can't have Be
so they all have to learn Objective-C
it's just like C
but its not C
and its so good you'll never go back, see

In Cupertino they are putting Mac on NeXTSTEP
And Gil Amelio's hoping this is not his LaST step
Now Steve is coming home to try and take a new step
Hey, Mac on NeXTSTEP!

(repeat Chorus)

But don't you worry about my silly old friend
That's an OS who's name is Apple's Copland
I don't want him
couldn't stand him
He was no good so Ellen trashed him

Now come on, what was she supposed to do?
He was oh so late and NeXT Software is sooo fine

(Chorus) 2x

I am not trying to seduce you

(Chorus) 2x

Come this December we'll all run Mac on NeXTSTEP
Avie Tevanian will make them work in lockstep
come join me,
hack with me
and watch Bill Gates turn green with envy

Last chorus:
Now Gil Amelio's betting everything on NeXTSTEP
Don't know if Steven Jobs can make it for a third set
But the alternative is Windows on your doorstep
So try, Mac on NeXTSTEP

End notes:

This version was written in honor of Apple Computer's friendly
( of NeXT Software, Inc. on December 20,
NeXTSTEP is NeXT's highly regarded object-oriented system software and
development environment which uses the C-based language Objective-C, and
form the basis of the next Macintosh. Apple's CEO Gil Amelio is
back Steve Jobs (NeXT's CEO and Apple co-founder, who was ousted over 10
years ago) as a special consultant to help architect Apple's future.
Hancock, Apple's executive VP of R&D, picked NeXTSTEP over Be's BeOS to
replace Apple's failed Copland next-generation Operating System. NeXT
VP of
Engineering Avie Tevanian will be in charge of creating the new merged
Good luck, everybody!

Adapted from the Bayside Boys Mix of Macarena by Los Del Rio
Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. NeXTMail:
"And ourselves your servants for Jesus sake" -- II Cor 4:5b