[NTLK] Using Newton - Simple Pleasures Part 2
timkaluza at me.com
Thu Nov 4 11:42:02 EDT 2010
It made me smile - thanks.
I tried to translate it.
His in 1997 desisto facerant. Cur?
Probably wrong ^^.
All the best!
Am 04.11.2010 um 16:33 schrieb Lord Groundhog:
> ~~~ On 2010/10/24 14:28, Lord Groundhog at LordGroundhog at gmail.com wrote ~~~
> I was in the bank yesterday to transfer some cash, and since I tend to
> record such transactions in my Newton, I was writing some notes. My
> banking assistant, someone new to the branch, looked up from her keyboard
> and said, "Is that your version of the iPad?" I said, "No, it's Apple's
> earlier version of the iPad" and showed her the Apple logo. Gave her the
> *very* brief account of it, you know, first released in 1992, final version
> like mine released 1997, blah blah. I'd kept writing as I said that because
> I wanted to get the details of the transaction right. That's when she said,
> "But you're writing on it, and it's turning it into real letters!" I
> couldn't be casual about it because I started to laugh at how astonished she
> was. The best I could manage was, "Yeah, that's what it does", and then
> show her how I could use it to integrate data, like linking that note to the
> person I was sending the money to, and how all that was linked to my diary
> note to go into the bank to transfer the cash. She said, "Wow! That's
> easier than on this computer" and finished my transaction for me. Then she
> said those immortal words: "They stopped making them in 1997. Why?" I told
> her that was a very good question.
> Her question should be translated into Latin. It could be the motto of
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
> “Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.”
> -- ref.: Arthur C. Clarke
> (With thanks to Chod Lang)
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
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