[NTLK] Newtonian Bliss at the RNC 2012 - Meeting the LG CEOs Newton Clone

John Heinrichs minicapt1 at mac.com
Sun Nov 25 23:26:16 EST 2012

1.  http://phatware.com/index.php?q=product/details/phatpad/phatpadforipad
2.  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/phatpad/id406459946?mt=8

3.  http://www.tenonedesign.com/connect.php

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On 25 Nov 12, at 20:14, William Maloney <william.maloney.09 at cnu.edu> wrote:

> This summer, I was a page at the Republican National Convention in Tampa
> for 2012. Being the geek I am, Newton came along in tow and was useful when
> things died down. All the questions as usual:
> "What is that?"
> "How old is that thing?"
> I'm sure you all have heard these before!
> What was really cool was getting to be around all the action at the
> convention. We were required to help in the different VIP boxes within the
> stadium. On the second night, I met up with several of Google and Apple's
> employees present at the convention. I talked with the Google folks about
> their strategies and then the Apple guys who turned out to be corporate
> lawyers.
> What really floored me was meeting the Korean CEO of LG. He was a really
> nice man and only about five foot four inches. I excitingly displayed my LG
> Dare and he came back with a surprise. Proud to see me using one of his
> phones, he whipped out an LG Tablet/Pen Phone called the Optimus VU. At the
> time, he said it was due for release in America sometime soon. His version
> had Korean lettering on it and he displayed some of the scribbling
> features. I was absolutely floored. Could this be Newton's modern
> successor??? Granted, it had no handwriting recognition that I saw but my
> Dare does so it might be in there. It pains me that I did not show him my
> MP2100 while it was charging on the side. Perhaps it seemed out of place
> and silly at the time. Newton is just such a frigg'n badass, it might have
> scared him. Still, it would have been cool to inspire someone with such an
> old device that works so well. Amazing to think that something which came
> from one of Apple's most tumultuous eras was really quite kickass  - even
> by modern standards.
> It's okay though - I still have his card! For all we know, this story may
> continue..
> http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-unveils-optimus-vu-complete-43-aspect-ratio-and-stylus
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