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23 Years of the Newton

It’s amazing how quickly the years flow by and that it’s been nearly 25 of them since the introduction of Apple’s Newton. Actually, it has been a full quarter century since John Scully, then CEO at Apple, was pitched the concept of a smaller, handheld device by Michael Tchao and decided to make it a reality. This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the MessagePad’s release on August 3rd, 1993, at MacWorld Expo in Boston, which Scully had initially previewed to press at CES in Chicago, back on May 29th of 1992. Crazier still, the release of the Newton came less than a decade after that of the Macintosh. Sadly, it never really got the chance to see its full potential.

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MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code

An historic release by the Computer History Museum for two reasons: not only the significant impact QuickDraw had on Mac developers and MacPaint on many a Mac user, but also because Apple has actually approved of it’s release. Steve Jobs doesn’t like to look back, but those were his salad days.

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Lessons Learned from the eMate

Scott Andress on the eMate and tomorrow’s rumored Apple tablet:

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frog design's Apple Tablet

Some great tablet-like work from frog design during Apple’s “Snow White” era.

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'The Original Tablet'

John Gruber on the Newton’s downfall:

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'Why do we have an IMG element?'

Mark Pilgrim traces the history of HTML’s IMG element:

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Long Live Geocities

Archive Team’s Project Geocities has been archiving Geocities content under the geociti.es domain.

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Geocities is Dead

Today is the day. Yahoo! has shut down Geocities.

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'How Twitter Was Born'

@Dom on the birth of Twitter:

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