Re: Newton dead, killed by Apple

CobraBoy (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:03:16 -0800

At 6:26 AM -0800 2/27/98, Lloyd Wood came up with the following:

> The Apple Newton is now officially dead. It will be replaced by MacOS
> machines in the same Emate form factor. People will then no doubt buy
> Windows CE machines instead, since you go with the desktop operating
> system everyone else goes with.

Here is another in the series of just how stoopid Apple is. My buddy bought
a original Newton. He's on the usenet bitching about there is no developer
kit for the infared gizmo. The product manager for Newton infared gizmo's
sends him an email saying if he'll shut up he'll send him an internal Apple
developer kit. So he agrees.

I go over to his house. He's standing on the walkway with his Newton. I ask
him what he is doing. He's seeing how many feet back he can be from his TV
and still change channels on it with his Newton. Seems the power out is
pretty strong. I think we figured it was something like 35 feet.

So you could of have your Newton handle all you Audio/Video needs. He had
his set up to turn on his VCR, select tracks on his CD Player etc.



"The public wants what the public gets, but I don't want what society's got" - Paul Weller

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