[NTLK] I miss the Newton
drclu at swbell.net
Fri Feb 15 23:33:42 EST 2019
The Newton was a cool thing. It was a tablet before tablets were a thing. Sure there was a Palm Pilots, and Zoomers and iPaqs but it was still for the techie person. Not like today where EVERYONE has a tablet.
Newton OS was compact and I really wish I could see its version in 2019. So streamline and friendly.
I pick up the Newton now, it is comparatively heavy. The batteries barely hold a charge if they work at all. Information is not easily transmitted from or to the Newton. These days there are many devices easier to work with.
But damn I miss the Newton and the fun it brought me sometimes. Really made the mid to late nineties a fun place.
And when people became addicted to their phones I just look at them and say “I was done with my tablet addiction in 2005.” :P
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