[NTLK] Newly acquired eMate
dolbie at gmail.com
Wed May 22 14:37:03 EDT 2013
Greetings to the list. I am a very new member and I am eager to learn
much more about this platform.
I first got a Newton 130 back in 1999 from my boss when he upgraded to
something else. I used it a little but never really completely adopted
it because it was still a company owned piece of hardware. I
eventually gave it back to him and it is probably sitting in some
surplus storage area collecting dust.
I found a Newton 2000 at the Dayton Hamvention flea market a few years
ago. It had the power supply with it but I could never get it to power
on. It was sold again at the same flea market a couple years later.
Whoever got it was happy enough to get the power supply for the couple
of dollars I sold the bundle for.
The first eMate I ever saw was at a friend's house in the Fall of
1997. She was a teacher at the time and had the eMate at her house for
some reason. I spent some time messing with it and I pleaded with her
to accidentally loose track of it for me (only half joking). That
Fast forward to this past weekend for the 2013 Dayton Hamvention flea
market again where I came across a mint condition eMate with power
supply. I talked the seller down to a dozen or so dollars and I was
the happy owner I a new Apple toy.
I am hoping to find a way to move packages onto the eMate through my
MBP (10.7). I have some older laptops but each one of those is having
problems. My G3 Lombard is not seeing my Keyspan USB-Serial adapter
after installing the drivers. I have a PB 3400 but I discovered
tonight that its keyboard is not working. I also have a Lenovo
R61(running XP) but I can't find drivers for the Keyspan adapter for
I think the eMate would make a great little packet radio terminal but
I need to be able to talk to it first. It needs the date patch at the
very least and then a good serial terminal program.
Can anyone offer any ideas on how I can talk with the new member of my
Keep Calm and NewtON!
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