[NTLK] Using Newton - Simple Pleasures
LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 18:31:37 EDT 2010
~~~ On 2010/11/01 00:05, Bob Adamson at adamson at aol.com wrote ~~~
> I have seen rumors that the iPad will become available in two smaller sizes.
> One is supposed to be 7". If this is true, and with Apple all is speculation,
> nevertheless, it would be about the same form factor as the Newton. Albeit,
> much thinner. If this happens, and IF handwriting recognition becomes as good
> as the Newton, we may all have our dreams come true. Wouldn't that be
> incredible? Color, portability, wifi, 3gs, and hwr. Can you say "died and
> gone to heaven?"
I *can* say it, Bob, but without the Newton's data integration I'm more
likely to say "died and waiting at the Pearly Gates to see if I'll be let
To my way of thinking, as amazing as my Newton is at reading my handwriting,
the other aspect of it I rely on is the way it lets me integrate everything
without making a song and dance out of it. The only other place that
happens is in my own brain, and as I get older I expect that to become more
unreliable. But I reckon Newt is practically as old as I am in computer
years, and shows no sign of becoming confused and forgetful. And as I say,
all my data play nicely together.
Can't beat that with a stick.
OTOH, if somehow They give us an iPad that gives me HWR **and** Newton-like
data integration, one of the first things I'll do after I buy an iPad is go
to the Apps Store and download iWings, iHalo, iHarp and iCloud. ;-)
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
³Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.²
-- what Arthur C. Clarke meant
(With thanks to Chod Lang)
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