[NTLK] Damn You Auto Correct! - Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories
splorp at mac.com
Wed Apr 6 16:13:03 EDT 2011
On Apr 3, 2011, at 5:57 PM, Andrew Scott Beals wrote:
>>> Yet now its merely funny but for the newt, it helped to kill the
> Seriously. The thing was nearly the cost of a laptop.
There were no laptops available in the same price range as the Newton
in the mid to late 90s. Between 1993 and 1998, the various MessagePad
models retailed from $500 to $1000. In 1998, there was no such thing
as a sub-$1000 laptop. Period.
> However, it was pocketable (if you have big pockets) and it did
> everything I asked a laptop for at the time — save for playing DVDs.
DVD-ROM drives weren't even available in laptops until late 1997.
There were certainly not commonplace when the Newton was still shipping.
>> Questionable ink to text translation did not "help kill the Newton"
>> While it certainly provided a lot of jokes at the platform's expense
>> when the Newton was first released, it wasn't a primary cause of its
>> downfall. The HWR in NOS 2.0 still kicks the ass of most current
>> technologies. It was one of the platform's strongest points, in my
> Dude. Public perception. A decade after it got Steved, the public
> still remembers it for stuff like "egg freckles".
Sure the public remembers those things, but you just contradicted your
own response. The Newton was "Steved" ... not killed by public
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