Re: [NTLK] Tchao is back at Apple

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Tue Sep 29 2009 - 06:09:25 EDT

~~~ On 2009/09/29 02:33, Ryan Vetter at wrote ~~~

> Michael Tchao, former marketing manager of the original Newton, has been hired
> back at Apple. Interesting...
> ng-whiz/?src=twt&twt=nytimesbits

Hi Ryan,

Cool! I'll grant you that Apple looks to be gearing up to market something,
and I can't wait to see what. I haven't always liked Apple's products (the
Rio Karma is a far superior player to the iPod and iTunes is just a
hamstrung SoundJam -- IMO) or always seen the point of them (I have "issues"
with the iPhone as compared to other phones), but I've usually always
admired the design and creativity behind them.

But I have to admit I'd be happier if they were hiring back the development
team, buying back any patents or other tech they may have sold or otherwise
released (like HWR-related stuff), and generally focussing on what it takes
to *make* a Newt-ish device. Until then, we can't be sure what it is they
want to flog to us -- it could be a MacTablet or a MacNetbook, or it just
could be Apple's response to Sony's e-Reader ("iRead", anyone?). But I
can't see that Tchao is tech-specific.


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