Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

And yes, they've been a monumental failure because they've been shackled to a decades old interface paradigm that simply doesn't work for a touch based device.


Uhm, special touch/tablet interfaces have been designed ages ago, and even brought to market.

http://www.guidebookgallery.org/books/thepowerofpenpoint/chapter2

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RE[5]: Now that's Sniveling!
by cb_osn on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 12:34 in reply to "RE[4]: Now that's Sniveling! "
cb_osn Member since:
2006-02-26

Uhm, special touch/tablet interfaces have been designed ages ago, and even brought to market.

http://www.guidebookgallery.org/books/thepowerofpenpoint/chapter2

Quite right. There have been many attempts at a proper tablet. Even your beloved Be was working on the WebPAD: http://tinyurl.com/ykbyuxz

But they were all well before their time and none of their associated companies had the weight to push a new platform. Apple does.

It's also clear from the context of _xmv's post that he/she was talking about Tablet PCs, meaning those that began shipping around 10 years ago and came with Windows. They are also the only tablets that have been even marginally successful.

Edited 2010-02-03 12:39 UTC

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

"Uhm, special touch/tablet interfaces have been designed ages ago, and even brought to market.

http://www.guidebookgallery.org/books/thepowerofpenpoint/chapter2

Quite right. There have been many attempts at a proper tablet. Even your beloved Be was working on the WebPAD: http://tinyurl.com/ykbyuxz

But they were all well before their time and none of their associated companies had the weight to push a new platform. Apple does.
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:D Yeah..

Let me introduce you to a thing called "Apple Newton". The original Apple tablet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Newton

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