Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Aug 2013 17:55 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

In product lore, high profile gadgets that get killed are often more interesting than the ones that succeed. The Kin, the HP TouchPad, and the Edsel are all case studies in failure - albeit for different reasons. Yet in the history of those killings, nothing compared to the Apple Newton MessagePad. The Newton wasn't just killed, it was violently murdered, dragged into a closet by its hair and kicked to death in its youth by one of technology’s great men. And yet it was a remarkable device, one whose influence is still with us today. The Ur tablet. The first computer designed to free us utterly from the desktop.

'First' is debatable, but this was definitely an interesting product. It was far too complex though, and the simpler, more focussed Palm Pilot then showed the market how mobile computing ought to work - something Apple took to heart a decade later with the iPhone.

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RE[6]: Comment by tupp
by MysterMask on Wed 7th Aug 2013 13:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by tupp"
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You seem to be pretty religious about users of a certain OS. Of course all 0 engineers at Apple are stupid, can't think for themselves, don't do anything and marketing at Apple spends 100% of the budget (i. e. your holly war against Apple makes you look so smart).

Back on topic: By your definition, every invention can be traced back to another prior art invention e. g. the 'THE WHEEL' and 'THE USAGE OF SYMBOLS'.
By induction, I can proof that Nobody invented anything and she did this before the big bang happened.

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