Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're a Palm fan, you might want to look away - or not. Chris Ziegler has written a fantastic article on the short rise and eventual demise of webOS, and with it, Palm. I'm generally not a fan of companies, but I have my exceptions - and Palm is one of them. Correction - Palm was one of them.
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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Wed 6th Jun 2012 01:02 UTC
kovacm
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2010-12-16

decade before the iPhone, a decade before Android. Without Palm, there would be no iPhone. Without Palm, there would be no Android.


c'mon... Atari had STpad "devices consisting of almost nothing but screen" before anybody else!

without Atari there would be no TabletPC, no iPad...

oh... gosh. :rolleyes:

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by redshift on Wed 6th Jun 2012 01:31 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

Apple did have the Newton long before the world was really ready for it, and before the tech could be packed into a less than awkward form factor.

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by smashIt on Wed 6th Jun 2012 04:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
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2005-07-06

Apple did have the Newton long before the world was really ready for it, and before the tech could be packed into a less than awkward form factor.


and palm even predates that by about a year

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by moondevil on Wed 6th Jun 2012 08:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Sadly dylan also died with Newton, that could have been a nice programming language, as far as I can tell.

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Tue 12th Jun 2012 23:27 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

c'mon... Atari had STpad "devices consisting of almost nothing but screen" before anybody else!

1991 of Atari STpad... (which never shipped, and at least most demo units were mock-ups it seems: http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/computer.asp?st=1&c=269 - oh, and certainly developed at best in parallel with the first Thinkpad, which probably was the more visible one http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_History )

...is before 1989? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRiDPad http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/6565/GRidPad-1910/ actually sold and used)

Well, I suppose that's the expected, from the likes of you (with unquestioning Apple praise and all), standard of historical accuracy...

Edited 2012-06-12 23:32 UTC

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