Re: [NTLK] Phoenix ala Newton? (rumor alert)

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Date: Wed Jun 18 2003 - 07:34:09 PDT

I begin to see the problem here. What for you is a useless feature, someone
else might see as a valid addition. The phone with the digital camera built
in for example. I've lost track of the number of times I've said, "I wish I
had a camera with me" about something. Of those of us who use cell phones,
how often are we without them (willingly)? (No, I don't have that phone,
but it was an example. For those who want a digital camera on them at all
times, why carry two toys when all you need is one?)

I agree with you in most cases concerning 'feeping creaturism' in tech
gadgets, but I will admit that I don't mind a phone that can double as a
PDA, for example. Got a coworker that uses one, and swears by it. (And
very seldom, at it. *grin*)

If it was a useful enough item, I might very well buy an Apple PDA/phone.
Especially since I do like their OS's.

Well, enough aimless rambling. *grin*

Keith McComb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric L. Strobel" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Phoenix ala Newton? (rumor alert)

> on 06/18/03 3:37 AM, Jon Glass at wrote:
> > But this isn't about every bell and whistle. This is about making these
> > things actually _usable_ without a complex tree of menus, confusing
array of
> > options, and all that rot.
> Ah, but the case I'm trying to make is that, no matter how elegant and
> simple Apple could make it, a useless feature is still a useless feature.
> And cameras, calendars, IMing, games, e-mail, and all that are useless
> features on a phone. I don't need or even want any of that extraneous
> which is one reason I hang on to my 5 year old cell -- it's getting hard
> find a cell phone nowadays that doesn't have all the non-essential garbage
> on it.
> - Eric.
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