Shawn Blanc interviewed Thomas Brand about why he uses a Newton MessagePad as his primary writing machine. Brand had this to say, among other things:
Using a MessagePad as my primary writing machine more than ten years after its untimely demise keeps my thoughts about technology in perspective. While staring into its monochrome olive colored LCD I can’t help but take a step back from the technology I am reviewing and decide wether[sic] or not today’s story is really such a big deal. Technology platforms come and go, but it is how we use them that makes a difference.
I wonder if similar things will be written 10 years after the original iPhone.