There are times when I wish I carried around my Newton. Mostly, when someone is showing off their button-festooned tappy-tappy crashy monstrosity of a mobile phone, I’d like to haul it out and say, ‘Oh, I can do that on this.’

Sure, the Newton’s a tad large, these days. But it’s more than a decade old.

It’s all very well crowing about embedded wiki servers and on-platform development environments, but those of us who used Newtons found out that many of these things turn out to be not very useful in the nineteen-nineties.

…and that was with a gesture interface.