[NTLK] Newton mentioned in a ZDNet article

Cus Ervino ercus at mac.com
Sat Feb 20 06:14:23 EST 2016


A multiple-issued $1.200 ticket (5 times for, in my case: MP100, 110, 120, 130 and 2000... :-) but each and every time well spent! 

The rest of the Newton stuff, I collected it "after the rush", at more reduced prices (Motorola Marco, Siemens Phone, etc.) and still fire them up now and them for the beauty of it.

BRAVO for your words, Doctor Clu!

Cheers
Ervino

Il giorno 20/feb/2016, alle ore 11.43, Doctor Clu ha scritto:

> "Yes, the Apple Newton was an epic fail <http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/the-most-epically-bad-tech-product-launches-of-all-time/15/>, one of the company's rare missteps. However let's not remember it for how much money it cost Apple. Instead, let us remember it as a rare tech shooting star that shone brightly for as short -- very short -- time and as one of the very first tablet devices to use a handwriting feature. Granted it didn't work super well, but hey, props for being first, right?”
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> Uggg… why is everything that I like an “epic fail”?   Bubsy Bobcat, the Atari Jaguar, Pontiac Fieros, and Newton Messagepads apparently.   Oh yeh, because people are critics and follow what they read on the internet.  Granted sometimes it is right, but I really don’t think they try this stuff out for themselves.
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> Anyway, to give this a positive spin from the 2016 perspective I would say the Newton was a glimpse into the future.  A preview.  A iPad prototype that we got a decade early.
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> A $1,200 glimpse into the future.   Yep, that’s the ticket.
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> Doctor Clu
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>> On Feb 19, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Newton Support <newtonsupport at pda-soft.de> wrote:
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>> <http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/25-mind-blowing-mobile-devices-that-were-ahea
>> d-of-their-time/3/>
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>> Cheers
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>> Frank
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