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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by kovacm on Fri 9th Aug 2013 17:13 UTC
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It would really help if you were merely clear and succinct in your points. Just linking a lengthy video of a ranting, misguided windbag sort of makes your point incomprehensible and ponderous.

Heh tupp... Than you are still on lesser state of mind.

You still think that I defending apple? ;)

Everybody copy "SHIT" for past three decades! And you want to know who best at it??? ;) ;) ;)

Better learn how world could look like without Xerox (and consequently Apple and Microsoft) OR return on ranting about who was first in producing shit: microsoft vs apple or google vs apple... .... ...

Have a nice life in middle class ;)

OR arrise! Search for Ted Nelson, Douglas Engelbart... And same goes to everyone captured in "google vs apple" ... Paradigma.

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