[NTLK] "Training" the newton's handwriting recognition

Larry Yaeger lsynt3 at beanblossom.in.us
Thu Feb 4 23:04:20 EST 2010

At 9:06 PM -0500 2/4/10, Jeremy O'Brien wrote:
>That is very informational. Were you part of the newton team?

Sort of.  I was technical lead on the Print Recognizer, but we did that work from within ATG, the Advanced Technology Group, which was Apple's research division before it got shut down.  I did work briefly for the spun out Newton company, after ATG died, but barely long enough to get spun back into Apple and then reassigned to turn the Print Recognizer into Inkwell, when the Newton was killed.  All in all that recognition technology, in one form or another, from early research to demonstrations on hacked up Mac Duos to multiple abortive pen-based Mac products to the Newton to Inkwell for OS 9 (never released) to Inkwell for OS X was 12 years of my life.  Phew.

- larryy

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