Ahh the Newton

I did my MEng project on the Newton, and it has a really special place in my heart – beautiful development environment too. I can’t believe it was 20 years ago! Here’s an old Newton ad: Someone has pointed out the similarities between one of the current iPad ads and the Newton ad above. The most depressing thing for me … Read More

An excellent post on what the iPad really is

The iPad is certainly causing people to think, and this post from Matt Gemell with thoughts on How to Compete with iPad really hits the nail on the head in terms of what the iPad represents. For students of the Innovator’s Dilemma you can really see it at work in the reaction to the iPad. Matt’s comment: If you’re going … Read More

Seeding digital devices with Content – the problem of books

So here’s a thought. When I got an iPod, I could Rip all my CDs to MP3 and later AAC. So I could easily fill my iPod up with the music I already had, I didn’t need to shell out for a device and a load more content. When I got an Apple TV, it took everything I already had … Read More

Waiting for the iPad

I wonder how many people have now stopped buying physical books because the iPad and eBook store are just around the corner. I know I have and I am sure I am not alone. Now I just walk through book stores taking photos of interesting books so I can get them on my iPad later. I’m a bit worried about … Read More