[NTLK] [Spam] It was 17 years ago today ...

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Sat Feb 28 10:45:45 EST 2015


On 2/27/2015 1:24 PM, Grant Hutchinson wrote:
> ... and we're still alive and kicking.
> 
> https://web.archive.org/web/20040528183253/http://www.apple.com/pr/library/1998/feb/27newton.html
> 
> 
> g.
> 
Indeed.  The even more surprising aspect is nothing has come close to
our Newtons.  Sure there are phones that can do a lot more in many
respects, but I still haven't found a device with apps that work as well
or can integrate like the Newton allowed.  Still all these years later.

I never thought there would not be some sort of worthy successor.  Yes
many strides have been made with smart phones and tablets, but they are
still lacking in one way or another.  One of the largest is hardware
issues I have is BATTERY.  I want a device that I can use all day on
battery and not have to worry that it may die in the middle if I don't
charge it up (better yet a week or two without a charge).  Sure there
are spare battery packs one can plug into most devices but if you have a
pile of those to charge up every night.  And those packs wear out after
a year or two (perhaps even your device's battery itself).  Not to
mention you can't just walk into any store and buy 4 AA batteries to
plug into your device.

-Dan


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