Re: [NTLK] Jobs, Skully, Apple II, and Newton...

From: Ed Kummel (
Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 17:26:14 EST

And of course, there's that statement that was
ascribed to $J having said (paraphrased, of course)
"Apple makes computers, computers have keyboards, the
Newton doesn't have a keyboard"
The short sightedness of this statement is so galling
you can not help but have nothing but contempt for
what can only loosly be identified as a man.
web/gadget guru (download Newton packages) (my NPDS server and it's new

--- "eric a . Farris" <> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 10:53:06AM -0800, Hal
> Widlansky wrote:
> > Anyway, it seems to me that his killing of the
> Newton was more a part of his
> > (successful) attempt so simplify Apple's product
> offering and streamline the
> > market presence, moves that helped move Apple back
> into profitability.
> well, to my way of thinking, you've got part of it
> right. Steve did
> simplify and streamline. Apple, and the rest of the
> computing world, is
> much better off for his scaling back products and
> services.
> Newton, Inc. was out the door by then, right? Wasn't
> it Jobs that
> brought Newton Inc back IN to the fold, shut the
> door, and killed them
> rather than allowing them to succeed or (far less
> likely) fail on their
> own?
> I have to think that the end-of-line for the Newton
> was more about Steve
> blindly killing Scully's project than a good
> business move. And, given
> the proliferation of PDAs since then, i think we can
> all agree that
> Apple should have (re)entered the PDA market by now,
> if this was all
> about good business decisions. There's gotta be
> something else here.

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