Who remembers General Magic?

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  1. TapHappy macrumors regular

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    Just thinking about the good ole days!

    General Magic
    Apple Newton
    Motorola Marco
    Psion
    Casio Zoomer
    Sony MagicLink
    Telescript
    MagicCap
    MessagePad 130, 2000
    PalmPilot
     
  2. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    I had an Apple Newton but I also had the little known Philips Nino (I worked at Philips Media at the time so I was able to get one from my employer.)
     
  3. TapHappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I forgot about the Nino! Good one!
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    Ahh yes, back in the days when 8MB of storage was sufficient. :D
    I think I still have mine somewhere.
     
  5. firewood macrumors 604

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    The first PalmPilot models only had 128k and 512k of RAM+storage (e.g. less than a megabyte for young-ins who have never seen such small numbers).

    But Palm pretty much pioneered the pocketable tablet computer and the smartphone, while the first widely successful mobile app store grew up around them. Sold 10's of millions of devices. How fast the mighty fall.
     
  6. TapHappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Quite amazing how many companies have come and gone in the last 10 - 15 years.

     
  7. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    General Magic! Wow, haven't thought of them in a long time. It was a cool little device for its time. And I actually liked Magic Cap! Somewhere in my library, I have a book that was written about the entire concept as they originally envisioned it. It was pretty futuristic back then.
    I also still have my Newton 2100 sitting in a drawer. It works to this day and I can still get pretty good handwriting recognition with it...:)
     
  8. TapHappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I loved Magic Cap too. It was definately before its time. I often wonder what would happen if you could rewrite this OS and bring it up to 2011 standards. Put this on modern hardware and reintroduce it.

     

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