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23 Years of the Newton

It’s amazing how quickly the years flow by and that it’s been nearly 25 of them since the introduction of Apple’s Newton. Actually, it has been a full quarter century since John Scully, then CEO at Apple, was pitched the concept of a smaller, handheld device by Michael Tchao and decided to make it a reality. This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the MessagePad’s release on August 3rd, 1993, at MacWorld Expo in Boston, which Scully had initially previewed to press at CES in Chicago, back on May 29th of 1992. Crazier still, the release of the Newton came less than a decade after that of the Macintosh. Sadly, it never really got the chance to see its full potential.

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Compass 2 Stand for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and Newton MessagePad

A few months ago I reviewed the Twelve South Compass 2 iPad stand for the 973rd issue of Small Dog Electronics’ Kibbles & Bytes newsletter:

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Patch 711000

Eckhart Köppen has released an improved Newton OS 2.1 patch addressing the Y2010 bug:

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'The Original Tablet'

John Gruber on the Newton’s downfall:

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Going Newton

Two weeks ago I commented that, “Sometimes I wonder just how ‘Newton’ I could go. Clear off my desk and leave only an eMate and Color StyleWriter 2200? Would love it.” Shortly there after I discovered that RetroChallenge would be kicking off their 2010 Winter Warm-Up at the start of January. How could I resist bringing a little extra green (I’d assume there will already be many a glow from green monochrome CRTs) to the challenge?

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'Beautiful Newton'

A gallery by Grant:

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'Enjoy your retirement, JE7420LHAYL'

Eckhart Köppen:

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Музей Apple Newton

A beautifully designed museum site for Apple Newtons in Russian. Especially excellent device photography as well.

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Newton SPIRITS

“A gorgeous, visual bible for Japanese Newton users.”

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'Newton Year 2010 Problem'

Eckhart Köppen chimed in this morning to further explain the issue that Newton OS 2.1 faces with the year 2010 and also noted that producing OS patches is, “less black magic than anticipated.”

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Roundup of Newton Developments in 2008

Tony Kan runs through all the major hardware & software news in Newton-land for this past year. There’s been steady, although slowing, progress since WWNC 2007’s news.

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11 Ways Newton is STILL better than iPhone

11. Your Newton is a “project” device. This is what originally drew me to the MessagePad. Setting up wifi and Bluetooth, sending and receiving e-mails, playing around with third-party apps and games, even syncing with OS X – the Newton gives you weekend projects that satisfy your inner DIY’er. The iPhone? Too easy.

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Newton ATA Support Open Sourced

Paul Guyot to the NewtonTalk mailing list:

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State of the Newton Addendum

After posting yesterday morning’s State of the Newton in 10 Years Ago Today, I asked my fellow NewtonTalk members if there was anything glaringly obvious that I had missed. It was pointed out that I had somehow completely missed all the hardware folks.

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Casual Newton Wednesday

Thomas Brand has updated [his] Newton Blog to even further emulate the Newton OS 2.1 experience by applying the Apple Casual font to his Tweets section.

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Newton Serial Terminal Using a MacBook Pro as a Keyboard

I frequently find myself whipping out my Newton MessagePad 2100, it’s mini-DIN-8-to-Interconnect dongle, and DB-9-to-mini-DIN-8 cable for quick administration of various routers, firewalls, and switches via their console ports using the excellent PT100 terminal emulation software. Last night I was faced with an interesting new hurdle while using this toolset to configure a new-to-me Intel Express 530T switch: how does one use keys that don’t exist on the Newton’s software keyboard—such as ctrl, esc, and the up/down arrows—without plugging in a Newton keyboard? Most of the devices I have dealt with have been strictly command line interfaces so I had not yet run into this issue.

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Don't Buy a Stash Card for Your Newton

I’ve been thinking a lot about sliming down the “stuff” in my life recently—for years, actually—and after having included some photos in the The Items We Carry flickr pool I decided I should start with the crap in my pockets.

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WWNC 2007 Roundup

I was not fortunate enough to make it to this year’s WWNC in Tokyo, Japan, but the announcements to the NewtonTalk mailing list this morning blew me away. The entire Newton community will benefit greatly from the work that everyone put into their projects this year, so those of us unable to make the trek to Japan need not have worried that they’d miss out at all!

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Newton Connection for Mac OS X

Simon Bell, developer of some excellent Newton software such as Mail V, has released a pre-beta of his previously-unannounced Newton Connection for Mac OS X software (or “NCX”, for short). It’s basically the Mac OS X functional (and visual, although modernized) equivalent of Apple’s Newton Connection Utilities which ran on Mac OS 9.x and earlier.

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Newton X Press Web Site Now Online

J. Tyler Nichols recently discussed his plans to develop a Newton Press (the not-entirely-stable-or-exactly-adhering-to-standards application used to create books for the Newton OS) replacement on the NewtonTalk mailing list. Today he’s announced that the web site is live, so Newton X Press has officially been announced to the world.

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Solution to Frequent Restarting Problem with Newton & BlueTooth

Thanks to a post by Giulio on the NewtonTalk mailing list, my Newton MessagePad 2100 with Blunt and a Pico Card is entirely stable. Transferring notes from the Newton to my MacBook Pro has been extremely fast and very reliable (although you can only send one note at a time).

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Newton BlueTooth Progress Report

I don’t receive packages from overseas very often, so I’m not as good at estimating shipping times as well as Adriano obviously is… my Pico Card arrived today. I don’t think the timing could have been any better! (Is it odd that the first thing that comes to mind to say is, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”? Ren & Stimpy has stained my generation.)

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