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  •  Met a DEC engineer in the late '90s (3+ / 0-)

    He said they had amazing laptops that no one knew about, to the point that someone brought one to a tech conference and opened it up for a presentation, and everyone in the room said, "What's that?" He called it "stealth marketing."

    He also talked about how they'd done research on the optimal size of computers and found that the most useful sizes were desktop, notebook/tablet, and keychain. That explained the demise of the Newton, but they whiffed on the PDA/smartphone size.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 11:43:55 PM PDT

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