billyfalconer (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
No, Microsoft did not invent the tablet. (visit link)
(Neither did they invent the pc, as Gates frequently states.)
Old Guy (Monday, 14 Jan 2013)
I don't know whats all this stuff about the tablet. I hhad one when I was in grade school - several infact. "Big Chief" tablets were in use long before Gates or Mr Apple were born.
cynical Sam (Monday, 14 Jan 2013)
Much like the mutated ampersand on an earlier page ( (visit link)
), your last sentence is an abomination and cries to be put out of its misery.
Dangling Modifier of Doom (Monday, 14 Jan 2013)
So, does Bill Gates claim that he did invent the pc or does he claim that he did not invent the pc ?
Al Gore (Monday, 14 Jan 2013)
ME...it was ME. I invented EVERYTHING.
Golden calf (Monday, 14 Jan 2013)
I thought Moses invented the tablet.
youradumdum (Monday, 14 Jan 2013)
Well billyfalconer, if it says so on wikipedia, it must be true.
Judge Judy (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013)
Colbert Report --> wikipedia.
OOPS (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
1993 Apple releases the "Newton"
@oops (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013)
Newton is not a tablet, it's PDA.
@@OOPS (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013)
The Newton was a public display of affection???
Chef (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
Newsflash: It never was about being first. It always was about doing it right - for the first time.
J.J. McClure (Monday, 14 Jan 2013)
How many pre-2010 tablets have you tried then?
well (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
i don't care if microsoft has invented it as long as it is made clear that neither apple nor steve jobs (may god not rest his soul) have invented that thing.
rinvent (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
If this guy had lived a little longer he/they would have invented and patented the wheel.
@rinvet (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013)
They've done it in Australia already.
ppp (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
It's not about the inventor. It's about perfecting - And I'm not even a Mac user...
qqq (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013)
so you are an ipad user? and then why do they frequently claim having made something revolutionary? their products aren't even nearly perfect. it's nothing about perfection, it is only and alone about marketing. this is what the world has become.
wrong again, bucktooth. (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
This is not accurate... At all.
Keggar (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
First pad the Apple Newton. A great idea ahead of it's time and unfortunately way ahead of technology. Steve vowed not to return to tis original plan until the technology including things like stronger glass for touch screen were made available. When he did he did he did it in the superb Apple fashion. So in reality we must say Apple inventor and eventual perfecter. Those tablets Bill is in front of sure look chunky junkie In a Microsoft fashion don't they!
I.Kingdom B. (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013)
tablets are a step back in mobile telephony and it is not great now and never will be great. Apple screwed you, the customer, because instead of shitty tablets, they halted the mobile phone progress by decades. I know very well how a business works. They never play their best cards, if it is possible to drag out the success (hence you can expect iphone 3,4,5,6,7,8, even though they could have made it superfast to begin with. I think Samsung could have manufactured superfast phones for Apple to sell back in 2000 already). I remember back in the day Nokia had these superthin elastic and 3d phone illusions. We could have had it now, but tablets and all this shit halted the innovation and turned to quick buck. It would be ok, if we knew the profits would be reinvested into reearch, but we know they aren't. All profits do is make some ****** buy his 10th Ferrari.
the truth (Monday, 14 Jan 2013) Reply
it is like saying henry ford ivented the automobile
Me (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013) Reply
THE IMITATOR: Microsoft.
THE COPIER: Samsung.
THE INVENTOR: Apple with the Newton. FTW, end o' story, check and mate.
Keep up the rage-filled Apple obsession, Eat Liver guy! I love it!
Fan (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013) Reply
Star Trek invented the tablet. Kirk had to sign on it several times.
Newton is a PDA (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013) Reply
Stop stating that the Newton is a tablet. Apple's own CEO called it a Personal Digital Assistant (or PDA for short), in fact Apple even coined the term at the Consumer Electronic Show.(visit link)
A tablet (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013)
by any other name would be... a tablet.
ME (Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013) Reply
At the end of the day who gives a flying **** who invented what if you are not receiving a share of the profits
Perfection? (Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013) Reply
Problem is...anyone claiming Apple "perfected" the tablet/smartphone with the first iteration is drinking Apple's koolaid. Go use the 1st gen iPhone/iPad (remember the rez was 420x320 and 1024x768) with single core processors and a worthless built-in camera. Even at the time they were released, they weren't "perfect" (or even now). The iPhone 4 dropped signals if you put more than 3 fingers on it? Did they forget what the iPHONE is supposed to do originally?....the PHONE part of 'iPhone"? Perfection claimed by a bunch of asshats...
i'm glad he's dead (Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013) Reply
and yet samsung and microsoft's tablets outperform any generation of the ipad by 110%.
sure they do (Thursday, 24 Jan 2013)