Re: [NTLK] Pocket PC catching-up with Newton?

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Thu Jun 06 2002 - 06:21:01 EDT

On Wed, 5 Jun 2002, Gleb Dolgich wrote:

> Today I stumbled upon an article at Pocket PC Thoughts site
> ( about Compaq iPAQ developer
> conference, and much to my amusement found the following:
> <citation>
> When you're done playing the game, you remove the card and it removes
> the registry entries, shortcuts, etc. Functionally, it's like a Gameboy
> - applications are placed on CF cards like a console cartridge system.
> The Pocket PC has had this functionality since April 2000, but I've yet
> to see anyone really use this (I think the Microsoft Fun Pack did part
> of what I'm describing). Developers, take note: this may be a "hook" to
> consider in the future.
> </citation>
> Now, I'm a fairly new to Newton, but AFAIK, this technology has been
> available on Newton since 1995, and these guys just start doing
> _something_ like the old Newton has, and call themselves "cool"! I could
> not resist posting a comment on their message board:

Yep. Problem is, many of those PPC designers and developers are still
stuck in the "Desktop Metaphor" of system design, and are still trying to
make it fit in 320x240. Newton broke through it, but remember how many
years and how much money Apple spent on R&D to get there?

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