[NTLK] A message from the first NewtonTalk list dad

From: Grant Hutchinson <grant_at_splorp.com>
Date: Thu Sep 18 2008 - 11:42:16 EDT

A few days ago, I received the following message from Sean
O'Shaughnessey, the original list dad for NewtonTalk. He wanted me to
pass along a hello to the list ... I don't think he'd mind if I shared
the entire message.


Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Hello from the first List Dad
From: Sean O'Shaughnessey
To: Grant Hutchinson

Grant -

Not sure if you will remember me. I am Sean O'Shaughnessey and back in
the mid to late 90s I started an email discussion list called
NewtonTalk. It grew into a list of about 1100 users around the world
and was probably the largest virtual group for the Newton PDA. It was
getting too hard to integrate the Newton into my work life (and Apple
had dropped it) so I had to move on to a different tool and
subsequently couldn't justify donating the time to NewtonTalk.

It appears that you are now the list dad. I occasionally go to your
site and reminisce. I am happy that the community that I started 10-12
years ago is still going strong.

Say hello to everyone for me. Keep up the good work.


PS: After years of being away, I am finally back to Apple products for
my daily productivity. I use the iPhone and aside from the lack of
handwriting recognition, it offers much of the promise of the Newton.
Too bad that Apple took that decade off, the world would be a better
place if they would have kept persevering!


Grant Hutchinson
Interface Considerations & Feature Deprecation

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Received on Thu Sep 18 11:42:20 2008

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