[NTLK] NewTNG 3.0
minicapt1 at mac.com
Tue Nov 29 21:40:13 EST 2011
The problem is not getting things to work, it's getting things to work well, and then to work well together.
1. John Scully started up the Newton project in 1989, with first deliveries (& egg freckles) in 1993.
2. The iPhone began c.2003 with delivery in 2007.
3. The iPad preceded the iPhone start, with delivery in 2010.
And Apple has the advantage of money and staff, yet takes about four years for a product.
The Joo-Joo originated as Mike Harrington's 'Crunch-Pad; which was to be created via 'rapid prototyping' over a period of about 12 months; it took rather longer.
My favourite example was the computer for the Future Soldier Project of the US Army. Its original inspiration was the MessagePad 130, and Raytheon was the contractor. In 1998, the contract was cancelled because to was three years behind ... The new contract went to a high-tech firm which specialised in "rapid prototyping". Their inspiration was now the MessagePad 2000; their chief designer promised results almost immediately because they would use industry-standard bits, like the desktop Pentium CPU, running Windows NT 4. The US Army still doesn't have that "Soldier's Computer".
minicapt1 at mac.com
On 29 Nov 11, at 18:13, Tony Kan wrote:
> Hi John
> Nice piece of kit. 12.1" screen might be a bit big to carry around but then that didn't stop people buying plenty of iPads with a 9.7" display.
> I think we need to pin our colors to a manufacturer that has a relatively low risk of discontinuing their product line and whose distribution is worldwide so that the entire Newton community can contribute. Analogous to a SETI project?
> One candidate might be the Samsung Galaxy line. The Tab, Tab 10.1 and the Note looking interesting.
> Tony Kan
> New Zealand
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> Yes, but ...
> minicapt1 at mac.com
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