Even though NeXT workstations only sold about 50000 their imprint is in many later Apple products. Just watch Steve talk here … the world changed around him so it didn’t succeed in quite the way it was hoped for. However, his instincts are good and his lecturing style is clear and is as good as his more feted presentation skills. Respect.
(Update: I see the orginal video has now been taken down but have 2/1/14 chased another copy down on youtube. If this goes too then it’s worth chasing it around youtube)