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J.M. Heinrichs minicapt1 at mac.com
Sat Dec 24 23:38:46 EST 2011

Apparently Mr Hiltzik's extensive research did not occupy much time. I am reminded of the following video clip

J.M. Heinrichs
 minicapt1 at mac.com

On 24 Dec 11, at 20:14, Bob Carls Dudney wrote:

> Of the many reasons I love this list and my fellow Newton addicts, to my
> mind we're exceptional in tolerating and even appreciating lots of diverse
> views and even passionate differences at times.
> Knowing I tend to be odd man out, some of you might appreciate this
> comment I made referencing our dear PDA to an LATimes article on iPad
> shortcomings:
> "The temperature of many of these comments is not surprising. Passions are
> fodder to CorpoRape America.
> "As a long-time Apple fan whose 15 y/o Newton is my primary professional
> database (all sorts of data in tens of thousands of records), touch
> computing is something I have experience with.--Yes, I often use my
> fingernail on the Newton, even to write briefly, and never a keyboard. I
> much prefer writing with Newt's incomparable HWR to any other data entry
> method; it's also my journal. Since within hours of obtaining a Newton
> I've hated keyboards and all varieties of e-rodents ever since.
> "The moment iPad pages appeared I pored over the specs and pics trying to
> see how it could help me. A couple of my fellow NewtonTalk addicts raved.
> I shook my fist at Steve Jobs once again for failing to even come close to
> Newton in so many ways.
> "Since most of my ancient Newtons no longer operate, a (discontinued)
> ModBook is in transit so I can install a Newton emulator to keep alive the
> (comparatively) sublime elegance Apple aborted a decade-and-a-half ago.
> "For some a so-called smartcar is fine, others need considerably more.
> "And a few love moving retrograde at warp speed, especially when $Billions
> are at stake.
> "Thank you, Mr. Hiltzik, for speaking up.
> "And rotten eggs to your publisher for labeling your article
> entertainment. Although.. I suppose that's the best category for iPad."
> <http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-fi-hiltzik-20111225,0,871615.column>
> Cheers!
> B
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