Newton 15 years too early  

John Sculley  – BBC Interview

“…so when we were creating Newton we also co-founded a company called Arm. …ARM not only was the key technology behind the Newton but it eventually became the key technology behind every mobile device in the world today including the iPhone and the iPad.”

In 1993 I considered the Newton to be the most innovate computer technology since the desktop computer.  I got to touch it at a computer show in Johannesburg, then again in a Chiropractors office in New York two years later.  Believing it could revolutionize healthcare computing, being a Physical Therapist experiencing the inneficiencies of paper, I was obviously quite disappointed when Apple axed it.  It’s good know that the DNA in all ARM based tablets and handhelds can be traced back to Newton.

January 14th, 2012