[NTLK] The youngest Newton aficionado ever...
lordgroundhog at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 13:56:03 EST 2012
~~~ On 2012/11/13 22:05, Frank Gruendel at newtontalk at pda-soft.de wrote ~~~
> I just got a nice and very polite mail from a ten year old boy ...
> What a good opportunity ... Since it's going to a birthday present, it will of
> course be free :-)
> I wouldn't be surprised if this nice young fellow showed up here before
> long. ...
...and so the story continues. Hey, maybe if we create a next generation of
Newton users, there'll be a corresponding next generation of Apple execs
who'll say, "Hey! We've got a potential market out there going
untapped...". And maybe Apple finally will give them (and us) a new model,
fully functional Newton, complete with HWR and all the other goodies, but
upgraded usefully and no longer subject to obsolescence and lack of spare
parts and all that.
As for the young lad, tell him that he has a welcome waiting here for him.
He won't even have to be the list's mascot if he doesn't want. Although now
that I think about it, he could be the poster boy in our never-ending
campaign to get Apple to release a new Newton. (Yes, I really do have a
one-track mind when it comes to Newtons.)
> This mail (well, not THIS mail, but the one I was just referring to) made my
> day today.
And THIS e-mail just made mine, Frank. Thanks for doing this.
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³Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.²
-- ref.: Arthur C. Clarke
(With thanks to Chod Lang)
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