[rescue] Apple Newton

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Sep 3 12:43:43 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 12:30 PM, Shirker wrote:
>>> If you put Graffiti onto it, it's quite usable if a bit of a brick.
>> And ruin its handwriting recognition capabilities?
> IMO, the cursive handwriting recognition that they came with as 
> standard
> _sucked_. This was on a MessagePad 100 (which had been upgraded with a
> 110's ROMs by Apple).

   The very first ones were pieces of crap, yes.  I was talking about 
the 2000 series.

> I can't speak for whather any of the later versions improved it or not.

   The 2000 series isn't a "later version", even by a stretch.  It's a 
completely new piece of hardware, which is immensely more capable, with 
almost all new software, and even with my very sloppy handwriting its 
cursive recognition accuracy was nearly 90% and it lagged behind my 
writing by one or two words at most.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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