[Community] The first "Smartphone"...

Ryan de Laplante ryan at ryandelaplante.com
Sun Jan 26 20:47:03 CET 2014


On Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:05:14 PM Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Am 26.01.2014 um 15:40 schrieb Walter Brill:
> > Ryan de Laplante wrote:
> >> I have a working IBM Simon with original box & manual in my collection of
> >> vintage computers.  It's a really neat device, way ahead of its time.> 
> > He's is still alive:
> > <http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/
> > detail.aspx?id=40>
> Cool UI!
> 
> Well, couldn't someone write an emulator (e.g. using Qt and FSO [1])? We
> have both in Debian repositories.
> 
> This would be a nice "gimmick" for the GTA04 default installation replacing
> LXDE...
> 
> BR,
> Nikolaus
> 
> [1] http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/fso-gsmd-gta04

There are two IBM Simons for sale on eBay right now...


Ryan



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