Newton

Evan Koblentz 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."
 

-----Original Message-----
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

Don wrote:
>>>> 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.

        -Dave

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Dave McGuire
Cape Coral, FL





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