Happy 25th birthday, Apple Newton, you beautiful failure
Exactly 25 years ago, on May 29, 1992, Apple CEO John Sculley went on stage during the CES show in Chicago and launched a tablet.
If that sentence sounds all wrong, that’s because a lot has changed in the quarter decade since. If you even remember Sculley as Apple CEO, you’re probably thinking of the man who pushed Steve Jobs out of the company. And in the nineties, no one had tablets. And isn’t CES typically held in Las Vegas?
To that we say: Yes, yes and yes. The tablet Sculley presented that year was the Newton, a device that had some