[NTLK] Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 + Einstein = Match Made in Heaven?

J.M. Heinrichs minicapt1 at mac.com
Tue Feb 28 03:49:09 EST 2012

Corner Gas- The Great Cell Phone Conflict

 minicapt1 at mac.com

On 28 Feb 12, at 0:41, James Fraser wrote:

> Hello,
>> The biggest problem that I see with this device is that it's waaay too large 
>> (IMHO) to be a phone (imagine >holding your Newton up to your ear, and it's even 
>> bigger than that!).
> Not to sound like anyone's grandad or anything, but I grinned so broadly when I 
> read the above that my (strictly metaphorical) false teeth nearly fell out.
> http://preview.tinyurl.com/3s3dbrx
> I take your point, certainly, as mobile phones are the size of a deck of cards 
> nowadays.  Still, as soon as I saw the phrase "waaay too large," I couldn't help 
> but hark back to the days when people walked around with devices which, if they 
> weren't bigger than a MessagePad, certainly weighed more than one (a Motorola 
> DynaTAC weighed in at 28 ounces compared to an MP2x00's 22.4 ounces w/battery).   
> And were grateful for the chance, I can tell you, even if they were billed ~US$3 
> a minute for a local call.
> No doubt the brick-sized cell phones of yesteryear seem hopelessly silly and 
> impractical now, but they were the wonder of the world then.  Of course, you try 
> and tell the young people of today that.......they won't believe you.
> Best,
> James Fraser
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