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

R A Parker RAParker at Newted.ORG
Sat Mar 20 17:05:00 EDT 2010

On Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 5:03 am slashlos wrote:

> people buy on price

I resemble that remark. 

The most expensive (consumer) electronic device I've ever purchased was my first Macintosh in 1989. A Mac SE with 1MB of RAM and 20MB Hard Drive. Paid extra for the Extended Keyboard. 2 years of upgrades and monthly payments brought the price tag to $7,000 in hardware (+ interest).

Next: An almost new Centris 610 / DOS Compatible in 1994 for $2,400. Four equal payments to a friend who worked for a computer store.

Every computer I have upgraded to (from that point on) has always used and rarely over $500. Technology advances so quickly that I have been able to buy used or refurbished, enjoying yesterday's technology, and never again having to shell out thousands of dollars for the latest and greatest.

An iPad? Until AT&T offers me a free upgrade with no contractual commitment... I'll have to pretend that my (refurbished) $75 iPhone 3G was the best deal I'll ever see (on a hand held computer) since this beat-up 2100 I'm writing on. (A bonus from a box of Newton goodies I bought on eBay in 2006)
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My name is R A Parker. I own a Newton and a Mac.

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