Re: [NTLK] Commonly Asked Questions of the NewtonTalk Mailing List

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Thu Oct 25 2007 - 18:22:38 EDT

~~~ On 2007/10/25 05:56, Thomas Brand (T2) at wrote ~~~

> Therefore I will present this to the community as it is with the
> promise that I will continue to build on it in the coming weeks.

Regrettably I'm only just catching up to this now. Thomas, that is a nice
piece of work! I'll be using it to show friends what's what regarding the
Newton when I see them next week. Along with UNNA and our other
indispensable sites which give so much detailed information, IMIO your site
is a great asset to the Newton community which, in defiance of all
market-logic type arguments, seems not to know it should have died after 10
years of parental neglect. Thanks for your work.

A few days ago I was talking to someone who was using a pda-thingie. He
started writing our future meeting into his thingie, and I made my own note
for the meeting in Newt, using Assist. And now I can confirm that it's
true, people do sometimes gasp audibly. After a couple of minutes of
showing him what I can do even using the most basic functions, he said, "but
you can just write on it!". And then he said, "if only it had a colour
screen". And then he said, "but you can just write on it" again. I can't
imagine how he'd have reacted if I could have demonstrated as much about the
ins and outs of the Newton as a lot of you folks know.

It seems the only person who doesn't realize what the Newton still could be
is a certain man, whose identity and delicate ego must be protected but
whose initials are Steve Jobs.

~~~ ~~~ ~~~

łAny sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.˛
            -- What Arthur C. Clarke meant to say
(With thanks to Chod Lang)

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