Why 2010 won't be like 1984

Someone somewhere said that we only have one or two creative ideasin our lives which we continually rewrite, recycle and revise. I suspect this is as true for writers and artists as it is for technology innovators like Steve Jobs.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the new iPad or iTablet, Apple’s touchscreen device rumored to be introduced early next year, is a radically updated version of the Apple Newton which the Telegraph recently included in its hall of shame as one of the four worst designed gadgets of all time.

Yes, like Martin Peters, the Newton handheld computer was at least ten years ahead of its time....