Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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RE[5]: Revisionist History
by TM99 on Mon 27th Aug 2012 10:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Revisionist History"
TM99
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2012-08-26

Me and you are about the same age (from what you said in your previous post). Well, you have me by about 5 years or so. My first computer was a TI99/4A.


Yes, we are definitely right around the same age give or take a few years. One of my best friends had a TI99/4A. It was a wonderful little machine. My first was the early model Apple II. I upgraded to a IIe and that machine was upgraded for many years with various motherboard and case swaps, expansion cards including a Mockingbird and a Z80 card, and eventually an external modem. I still have that old machine and fire it up from time to time.

Nice to have another old guy around ;)


Thanks, it is good to be here. ;)

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