evan at snarc.net
Wed Aug 9 16:35:00 CDT 2006
>>>> Yeah, which means it actually has a useful display, rather than the
smattering of a few pixels that the Palm and their ilk have
The original Newton has a screen resolution of 336x240. My brand-new Treo
700p has a resolution of 320x320 -- physically it's smaller but hardly a
"smattering of a few pixels."
From: Dave McGuire [mailto:mcguire at neurotica.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 5:14 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only
Subject: Re: Newton
>>>> Apologies for this, but what sort of politically correct
>>>> homogenised saccharined Americanised word is 'repurposed'?
>>> I don't see it as any of those. What would you suggest instead?
>>> (In case the meaning really isn't clear to you, to repurpose
>>> something is to use it for a different purpose - different from
>>> *what* is generally indicated by context (most commonly, different
>>> from what it is currently being used for, or from what it was
>>> designed for).)
>>> If you know of a better word for the meaning, I'd love to hear.
>> I don't know about a better word, but the Newtons...even the early
>> ones...make fine PDAs. No "repurposing" required.
> A bit large to truly be considered "portable". :-(
Yeah, which means it actually has a useful display, rather than the
smattering of a few pixels that the Palm and their ilk have. All the
world's a trade-off.
Cape Coral, FL
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