[NTLK] They'd better get it right

From: Michael LaMorte <mike_at_2shea.com>
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 11:56:53 EDT

If Apple announces a "Newton Successor" they *have* to realize that
one of the reasons the Newton was -- and continues to be -- so
popular and successful is because people could write software for it.
Apple can make this "son of Newton" slicker than snot, but if third-
party developers can't write apps for it (and I don't mean some
stupid "web-based applications", Steve-o) then it's as good as dead
in my eyes.

A cell phone, yeah, I can *almost* understand not wanting to open the
platform. A virus on a cell phone that has easy access to a
persistent internet connection and access to all your personal data
would be catastrophic. But if they release a Neuvo-Newt, they'd
better leave it an open platform.

Michael A. LaMorte
Apple Authorized Business Agent
           "In matters of style, swim with the current;
            In matters of principle, stand like a rock"
                          -Thomas Jefferson
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Received on Fri Sep 28 12:03:47 2007

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