I immediately started working up a new version
of the KiddiKomp [a new prototype of the notebook computer
based on the Dynabook] that could be made in enough quantity
to do experiments leading to the user interface design
for the eventual notebook. Bob Barton liked to say that
"good ideas don't often scale." The KiddiKomp
would be built with a Sony "tummy trinitron"
and would use a coarse bit-map display and the Flex Machine's
rubber tablet as a pointing device.