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: kovacm
by kovacm on Fri 9th Aug 2013 06:49 UTC in reply to "kovacm"
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The snobby windbag in that video is just as myopic as most Apple fanboys -- the history of computers in his eyes is limited to Microsoft and Apple. There were countless other significant players.

If you maintain that Apple invented anything, make a list.

So you did watch entire video?

Now whatch this

and you will stop this silly war who invented what.

Btw where did you read that I wrote that Apple invented anything?

Edited 2013-08-09 06:50 UTC

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