Re: [NTLK] MagicCap and Newton

From: Ed Kummel <>
Date: Tue Aug 18 2009 - 17:52:33 EDT

Well. like I said...the memories are fuzzy.
By Richard Feynman, Physicist, Nobel winner (1918-1988)
"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers."

--- On Tue, 8/18/09, Michael J. Hußmann <> wrote:

From: Michael J. Hußmann <>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] MagicCap and Newton
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 4:26 PM

Ed Kummel ( wrote:

> Then there was some guy at Apple with a french name (phillip gasper? Or
> something like that) who was championing a different kind of operating
> system and was the pushing force behind magic cap...He later left Apple
> and formed his own company to develop his main OS that utilized a
> database as the OS...For the life of me, I can't remember his name *OR*
> the OS he designed...

That would have been Jean-Louis Gassée; the OS was BeOS. To the best of
my knowledge, he had nothing to do with MagicCap, though, neither during
his time with Apple nor afterwards.

- Michael

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