[rescue] Apple Newton

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 4 17:55:07 CDT 2003

--- Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 09:33 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >>    2) It's not like the machines are rare...just buy another one.
> >
> > True, but with a finite number in existance, they will all "stop
> > working" at some point...
>    And so will every other piece of equipment.  And so will WE.  
> Everything around us will, sooner or later, turn to dust, Lionel.  
> Nothing is permanent.

>    The notion that a Newton "won't be useful for much longer" because

> some of them have worn-out displays is just plain silly.  People were
> saying that about PDP-8s in the late 1970s...I have a PDP-8 sitting 
> behind me that was built in 1969; I can power it up at any time and
> run real programs on it.

My issue was "functional" not useful - I *know* that machines don't
slow down or lose function by simply aging... ;^)


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