Why the Newton failed.

From Larry Tesler, former member of Apple’s Newton development group:

In my view, Apple prematurely launched the Newton for competitive reasons. From 1990 to 1993, Apple felt that pen computing and handwriting recognition was going to be the next big thing. The first product that satisfied the user’s needs would surely dominate a huge new market.

It was, technically, the “next big thing,” (or, actually, here) but in a different mode than “computing.”

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