[NTLK] Apple Newton Cadillac

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Tue Jan 3 08:00:44 EST 2012

On 03.01.2012, at 13:46, James Fraser wrote:

> Hello,
>> "Annoying" was the word that jumped to my mind.
> :D
> That's why I was looking for that word: I'm hoping to gently persuade a local 
> grocery chain to please not purchase any more point-of-sale machines that 
> feature tethered/electronically-linked styluses.
> It's not the "tethered" part that's so hideous: it's the electronically-linked 
> part.  After a few hundred customers have yanked on the tether, the stylus no 
> longer works.  It's not much fun watching the checkout clerk play "musical 
> styluses" at 2am when all you want to do is get out of the store with your 
> groceries. :(

That's on purpose. In a public place like a grocery store, a pen without an umbilical cord will be gone in seconds. Even the cheapo ball pens in banks are attached with chains to the counter.

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