Newton features In X
August 7, 2002 5:36PM
edited January 2014
I just noticed, when you empty the trash in X you get the little puff of dust. (like pig pen from peanuts).
The newton used to do this am I right ?
Reply 1 of 7
August 7, 2002 6:55PM
Where do you see a puff of dust?
I see none.
Or are you referring to the puff when you drag an item off of the dock?
Reply 2 of 7
August 7, 2002 9:17PM
I didn't see it either.
Reply 3 of 7
August 7, 2002 9:43PM
yeah, johnrp is referring to the standard "poof" when you drag an alias (?) off the dock to remove it. and yes, that (oh, and ink) are remnants of the good ol' newton os.
Reply 4 of 7
August 7, 2002 9:53PM
The dock itself seems to be something of an adaptation of the newton's 'dock'. I'm not sure what it's called on the newt, but there is a toolbar at the bottom (or top or sides) of the screen that you could drag applications to for quick access.
Reply 5 of 7
August 7, 2002 10:54PM
And perhaps the biggest thing...
Centralized data that any app could access and use. (LDAP -> Address Book/Mail/iCal/iChat)
The Newton called it 'soup', but it's essentially the same thing. I think that, with a rich meta-data underlayer, we're going to see the rebirth of this concept.
Reply 6 of 7
August 7, 2002 11:30PM
well, yeah, all new technology is based upon older ones
Reply 7 of 7
August 8, 2002 5:54AM
Yeah sorry Guys, the "poof" only happens when you drag something from the dock (probably why it took so long for me to notice it).
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