[NTLK] Visiting the Apple Store with my Newts

Forrest newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 15 03:26:41 EST 2011

On Feb 14, 2011, at 7:03 PM, Stephan Weber <ashkelon at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've several times visited the Apple store when buying accessories for my
> kids' ipods, etc. And like many of you I keep track of my notes and my life
> on the 2100 or the emate, whichever is along for the ride that day. I get
> the same reaction from the employees, and often from other shoppers. The
> last time I was in Best Buy, I had a younger guy ask if he could look at it
> and his hands literally shook when he was holding it.
> I guess he had the same response to the Newt that I had to my first GRiD --
> I just couldn't believe I actually was holding it. If I wasn't down to two
> emates (both converted to rechargeables and hinge-fixed and two upgrated
> 2100's, I would have offered him one.
> I'm always a bit surprised at the number of people who know exactly what
> they are and are very excited to see them. I can't think of any other
> technology I own that elicits the recognition the Newts do.
> And for the guys who mock the brick, about a minute of exploring how good
> the handwriting recognition is with no training, and another couple to find
> out how intuitive it is, and they don't really want to give it back.

Couldn't agree more...I particularly like how Apple store employees cannot believe that I still use it daily...and many times a day at that. My last visit, several of them went online to eBay on a nearby MacBook Pro on display and were looking at the current Newton auctions.

Don't think I didn't savor quietly the delicious irony in their use of Apple's $2400 top of the line laptop computer to look up a Newton on auction....


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