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  • Newsletter Issue #1050 — The Apple Vision Pro — I Don’t See It

    February 21st, 2024

    All right, I couldn’t resist the pun. But let me put my cards on the table. You see, I have owned a number of Apple gadgets over the years, beginning with a Mac and a LaserWriter. As things go, printers are commodities, so it didn’t make sense for Apple to make them without adding something special to the mix. My printers today are built by Brother and HP, and they are both way less expensive than Apple’s former entries,, and the output quality is way better.

    That said, I did not engage with the Newton MessagePad either. It’s main stock-in-trade was handwriting perception, and nothing is powerful enough to parse my efforts. I suppose the iPad is in essence a linear if a lot more powerful and flexible successor.

    Computer gamers have often been depicted on TV and in the movies as wearing some sort of goggles that presents virtual reality images of some sort of game. They appear to work well enough, but they are otherwise grotesque appliances externally, even though owners may be perfectly content use one, quite willing to experience the immersive existence they provide.

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