[NTLK] Who here thinks the iPad is a worthy replacement for the Newton?

Dennis B. Swaney romad at aol.com
Tue Mar 16 10:08:54 EDT 2010

Lord Groundhog wrote:

> The restricted suitability of speech recognition is something I (and several
> others) keep pointing out.  First, speaking practically, there are all kinds
> of things that we currently can do in all kinds of public places on our
> Newts that we'd have to stop doing by speech recogition:  writing a story or
> writing poetry or composing a song or writing a personal letter making a
> note to oneself about what kind of gift to get for one's partner or ...  You
> get the idea.  Think about just these plain tasks.  If I saw someone
> speaking poetry or a letter or whatever in my train car or sitting in a
> café, what are my choices of response?   How about:  "How rude!"  "Must be
> some kind of techno-poser"  "Show-off git!"  "recently discharged from the
> local asylum"  "I think I'll move away"  etc.   it's just too ODD.  Maybe
> I've lived in the UK too long or something, but it really is intolerably
> rude to be in public and impose one's private or semi-private matters upon
> other people who have to be where they are and would rather not be forced to
> be the captive audience of a babbling stranger!

ROTFL! That describes those current yammering ninnies with Borg implants 
  running around!

Dennis B. Swaney

Newton MP 2100
iPhone 3GS
iPad (coming soon)

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