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  What I want for my kids is an iPhone with no data plan...an iPod touch that just does calls and iMessage via 3G cell service at a dumb phone or messaging phone monthly rate.
  4GB?  That's like 4 of my kid's games.
  The iPad mini screams for the cellular modem.  I bet a good number of LTE iPad minis sold.
  And the MBA has anywhere from 103GB to 113GB left on a 128GB SSD.     So what?  Given that Win8 itself seems to install on desktops in under 20GB I assume the rest of the space is included apps and the recovery partition that MS says can be deleted.   http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements
  Yes, if you actually use iPhoto or iMovie on the iPad the extra space is very worthwhile.
  No problem, yes, Atkinson "recollects" better than Hertzfeld.     And yes, Raskin's idea was information appliance and well, named his company that.  But what I and probably you think of in terms of information appliance is not what Raskin imagined.  The Canon Cat was an information appliance that did one thing well...office work.  Much like a toaster does one thing well...toast things. Or maybe stove is a better example for the Cat.  You use it to cook...bake, fry,...
  Lol...it's all documented.  Any idiot that claims that Jobs wasn't the driving force on the Mac has...as you say...no credibility.   Look at what Jobs created after.  Look at what Raskin has created after.  Raskin was out by summer of 1981.  He was against both the 68000 and the mouse.  If Raskin's vision was of a cheap 6809 based machine with 64K of RAM with meta keys and no mouse.  It would have been the Canon Cat (1987) which is what Raskin eventually built and it...
  The numbers used to compute average price includes all android based phones.  Not just Google certified.  There's an assload of 3rd party ROMs like MIUI out there but installed by low end manufactures that aren't Google Certified that makes up the majority of android sales in China.  MIUI alone has 10M users and is smartwiz/ios like.     If I were running with an Android phone on a regular basis I'd probably load up MIUI and let the chicoms snoop my email.  The mascot...
  Yes, Raskin went first to Xerox Parc but his intention was much different than what the Mac ended up being.  Raskin lost the leadership position on the Mac and the machine followed Job's vision and not his.  Meh, as much as I like some of Raskin's concepts (I worked on ZUIs for a while) he was NOT the father of the Macintosh.  He started the project and then it became something else.   As far as Mike Scott not wanting Steve for Lisa, well so what?  The Lisa failed under...
  Steve's original vision was a computer that would change the way people used computers and never lead the Lisa team.  He took over the Macintosh team and it was a competing product.   I used the Lisa extensively at NASA as an intern developing structure charts for our segment of the science processing pipeline.  While it was nice and the UI and apps were great it was the Mac that ended up being the computer that changed the computing experience.  The Lisa was designed...
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