The Newton Revisited

By  |  Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

Nice piece by John Gruber on what he calls the original tablet–the Apple Newton-and what those who would make or covet slate computers can learn from it. (Unless my memory decieves me, however, the Newton’s problem wasn’t that it stated the same (unpocketable) size and kept the same (high) price–the later Newtons were actually larger and more expensive than the first ones. Palm came along and made a Newton-like gizmo that was smaller and cheaper, and the rest is–well, you get the idea…

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  1. Jonathan Says:

    Gruber neatly fails to mention Windows for Pen Computing from 1991 and PenPoint from GO — both preceding the Newton.