[NTLK] Newton on The Register

Joost gyorpb at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 02:06:26 EDT 2016

On 4 Apr 2016, at 21:37 , Matej Horvat <matej.horvat at guest.arnes.si> wrote:

> This was published on April 1 (for Apple's 40th anniversary):
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/01/apple_fools_40th_anniversary/?page=5

A halfway positive comment on the Newton is a rarity in and of itself, so I’ll have to hand them credit for that. But they still got it mostly wrong. The Newton was merely the first manifestation of the “Knowledge Navigator” concept that originated at Apple. And it was publicly available information. And yet no-one outside Apple ever saw the value in it. And then the iPhone caught them with their pants down. Everyone pointed and laughed at the Newton “fiasco” and no-one realised that it would come back and be a raving success in a new form. That, my friends, is the real lesson to be learnt from forty years of Apple: they know what they’re doing and the rest are mostly just surfing their waves.

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