Re: [NTLK] Newton reclassification

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 20:03:07 EDT

~~~ On 2007/04/26 18:21, Mark Harter at wrote ~~~

> ...
> So what I did was take a step back and realize the Newts limitations, rather
> than tying to dream/hope/wish/perceive with its shortcomings. In my case, my
> Upgraded MP2000 is 10 years old, it?s not going to get any younger, nor is the
> technology going to morph into something better. ...


I agree with you 100% --- yet I also disagree 100%. Just like I completely
despair of the human race --- yet I completely refuse to give up all hope.

I don't intend to hang on to my Newts to the bitter end because I fail to
see their shortcomings, but because despite the Newts' shortcomings they do
so much more of what I want than anything else on the market, and giving up
hope is too much like surrendering to mediocrity.

More particularly, it's too much like letting the suits tell me what I can
and can't expect from the things I buy: I'm "allowed" to expect products to
do only as much as they can be bothered to build in to make the sale, and
they have no intention of including the features and functions I *really*
want if they can avoid it. I'm only one customer, I can take it or leave
it, and no skin off their nose either way.

Yeah. Or, I can have a Newton. And I can hope that somewhere, somehow,
someone will see my point and make the next generation of the Newton a

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łAny sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a NewtonPad.˛
            -- What Arthur C. Clarke meant to say
(With thanks to Chod Lang)

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