Re: [NTLK] Interesting article about the Newton

From: Joel M. Sciamma <>
Date: Mon Dec 11 2006 - 18:52:02 EST


> From the inside, there were basically 2 reasons Newton was cancelled:

Had Apple not been in trouble at the time and had the cash, do you
believe that Newton would have survived reason 2? It certainly can't
have been helped by the relationship between him and Sandy Bennett.

I don't want to simply categorise Steve as the villian because if
Newton looked as if it might generate revenue (or not threaten the
Mac, which the eMate might well have done for a while) he might have
let it continue, at least a while longer.

On reflection, that does sound like wishful thinking aloud :-)

 From what I have read, I suspect the Mac was going to be first,
second and third on his to do list and without him Apple might well
have stayed in deep trouble long enough for it to be terminal.

We have to remember that the imaging division, which created some of
the best peripherals of their time, also got the chop but that was
probably just the numbers. It remains a shame that they stopped
making those devices which had all the key Apple design virtues - I'm
still using them.


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