[NTLK] IT HAS ARRIVED!
LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 18:38:36 EDT 2010
~~~ On 2010/04/06 23:16, Phil Muller at wndrstrck at gmail.com wrote ~~~
> Actually they just purchased the rights from Fujitsu recently.
Interesting clarification Phil. Thanks. And I'm afraid I agree with
"Millionaire Hoy": why did Apple bother? Even if they do something
fantastic with a later version of the thing (i.e., fix certain problems in
the process of turning it into something more like a Newton), and even if I
end up buying one, I'll be my own Aunt Zelda if I admit to owning something
called an "iPad". Meanwhile, that name has been ridiculed virally so badly
for so long even the Jobs Reality Distortion Field couldn't have been immune
So I just don't understand paying good money for the name. unless Steve's
trying to prove that he can even reclaim *that* name and make it magical.
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³Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.²
-- what Arthur C. Clarke meant
(With thanks to Chod Lang)
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