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newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Sun Dec 25 12:24:44 EST 2011
Very funny! Great satire, very Monty Python-esque! Thanks for posting it.
Sent from my First Generation iPad
On Dec 24, 2011, at 9:38 PM, "J.M. Heinrichs" <minicapt1 at mac.com> wrote:
> 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
>> "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."
>> The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://newtontalk.net/
>> The Official Newton FAQ - http://splorp.com/newton/faq/
>> The Newton Glossary - http://splorp.com/newton/glossary/
>> WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
> The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://newtontalk.net/
> The Official Newton FAQ - http://splorp.com/newton/faq/
> The Newton Glossary - http://splorp.com/newton/glossary/
> WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
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