Re: [NTLK] Safari Pad - Apple's Tablet Computer

From: Ken Whitcomb <>
Date: Tue Apr 21 2009 - 16:34:35 EDT

And number 10.

Ed will be able to describe to the list how he accomplished the same
thing in 2001 with parts scavenged from a Palm II, a cast-off Cray
from the DOD, and a copy of WindowsCE running on an Atari Toaster
motherboard using recharged batteries from Polaroid Spectra and 600
film packs.



On Apr 21, 2009, at 4:18 PM, Ed Kummel wrote:

> And to add to this list (albiet in a somewhat humourous, yet serious
> manner)
> 5. It will have draconian licensing that will restrict the user in
> ways nobody else has ever though of.
> 6. It will have yet another weird USB interface connector made of
> the rare compound now known as "Unobtanium", of which Apple seems to
> have an unlimited supply of.
> 7. It will be 2 to 3 times the price of anything else on the market,
> but that's OK because it will be cool to be seen with one.
> 8. It will introduce another aspect of technology that people didn't
> know they couldn't live without.
> 9. It will start the "me too" parade all over again and the market
> will be flooded with cheap chinese knock-offs with the Mac zealots
> loudly protesting that "it's not the same thing" with chants of "you
> just don't understand" in heated interactions of the Mac faithful
> with "the rest of the world".
> Ed

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