Mottek: 2007-01-23

iPhone

There has been lots of discussion about the iPhone in many places, among them of course NewtonTalk, and Leander Kahney dropped me and others a quick emailasking about my option on it, especially how it relates to the Newton... well, I said it before and I'll say it again :) - the Newton is hard to replace since it is so reliable and versatile. There's no way I would trust a device without a user replaceable battery with my data, or use a device which needs to be recharged frequently without any usable emergency power source like AA batteries. A PDA simply has to work, otherwise you'd worry more about the thing doing its job than actually being productive with it. After thinking a lot about what I need for both organizing both my personal and work life, I concluded that it's either the Newton ... or paper :)