[NTLK] How many Newtons were sold?

Bob Carls Dudney kosmicdollop at saber.net
Thu Apr 29 14:59:09 EDT 2010

On 27/4/10, James Fraser wrote: 
>revenue Apple gave up when Steve Jobs) gave Newton the ax..was staggering
>when you have people ready to hand money for a product and you.. 
>tell them, "Sorry, we're discontinuing it!" it looks a little odd.
>I'm not entirely convinced that the thought process that went into 
>giving the Newton the ax was rooted exclusively in cold-blooded 
>decision making.

Given how much Jobs is admired and feared for the latter, as I've 
said for 12 years: the only thing that makes sense is Jobs saw lots 
and lots of Mac sales going to much less expensive and hence much 
less profitable Newtons. Newton was killed because keeping it alive 
would have meant a down-sized Apple.


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