NEWS FLASH: Microsoft invents the Newton MessagePad 2100!

  • From: "Troy V. Barkmeier" <barky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Technocracy" <technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:17:49 -0500

...and may even have shipping models by 2002!,11011,2652810,00.html,11011,2652796,00.html,12245,2652746,00.html

This amazing, innovative device is halfway between a PDA and a laptop, 
combining the best features of each. Among the bold new initiatives 
planned for Tablet PC are storing user's handwritten notes as electronic 
ink (rather than using Graffiti or other pen input technologies), 
wireless networking, built-in email and fax capability, a full-fledged 
operating system with tightly integrated application components, a weight 
of less than 2 pounds, an optional serial keyboard, and may even have a 
microphone and a speaker for audio input and output!

Observation attributed to Prof. Robert Wilensky of the University of 
California at Berkeley:

"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters 
will eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the 
Internet, we know this is not true."

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