[rescue] Apple Newton
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Sep 3 10:49:41 CDT 2003
On Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 11:25 AM, Michael A. Turner wrote:
> Spotted one of these criters on the shelf at a school I was working
> at monday. They now oh me a favor and I was thinking I could suggest
> that I
> take that item off there hands. Is there anything cool that one can do
> a newton? Is there still sfotware support? It was in a leather type
> with a cable or two, is there any parephials that I should check and
> sure that are there if I do ask for it?
It depends on what model of Newton it is. If it's a 2000 series
machine, it's quite useful (StrongArm SA-110 at 100+MHz if memory
serves, BIG display, serial port, PCMCIA, etc) even by today's PDA
standards. It is bigger than a Palm Pilot, but it does a lot more.
I had a '2000 for a long time. Their handwriting recognition can't
be beat, and the web browser is quite respectable. There's a good bit
of software development going on, but it's kinda "fringe" if you know
what I mean, since our screwed-up society has managed to confuse "no
longer being sold" with "no longer works". There's even a group
working on (maybe done by now) 802.11 card drivers for the 2000 series.
If it's a 2000, get it. They sell $150-400 on eBay these days, so
they're not exactly "giveaways".
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford
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