Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jan 2010 15:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In an article about the supposed upcoming Apple tablet, Paul Thorrot made a jab at the hype that has developed, arguing that Microsoft was first with its tablet PC initiative in the early 2000s. Daring Fireball's John Gruber disagrees with Thurrot, and claims that Apple's Newton was the first tablet. In rushing to defend their pet companies, I say both are wrong. Apple nor Microsoft have anything to do with the conceptualisation or realisation of the tablet computer.
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Alan Kay is an Apple Fellow
by csixty4 on Fri 15th Jan 2010 18:04 UTC
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2007-10-08

Your timing is amazing. When I woke up this morning, in that weird state between asleep and awake, I realized that Alan Kay's Dynabook was a tablet PC in a way. And Steve Jobs convinced Kay to come work for Apple as an advisor, becoming an Apple Fellow at one point.

This "MacDynaBook" has been a long time coming.

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