Posts categorized “links”.

Newton makes ‘top of the flops’

June 20th, 2011

Oh look: another “top 10 crappy tech products” list from Mashable:

Although expensive and a little buggy, the touchscreen MessagePad PDAs enjoyed popularity among many Apple fans, and have since reached cult status.

Too niche and costly at the time to be sustained by Apple, the Newton platform and related hardware was axed by Steve Jobs. He instead streamlined the Apple product portfolio soon after his return to the company in 1997.

Thanks, Mashable, for that original blog idea.

Thanks for listening

March 4th, 2010

The hello Show podcast

Just a little something I was playing around with while teaching myself how to do the double-stamp thing.

We’re celebrating our fifth show, with a sixth recording on Monday.

Get your iTunes podcast link and subscribe. And thanks, again, to everyone for supporting the show.

Looking for more Newton-related web sites

April 23rd, 2009

Just a head’s-up: I’m looking for more web sites to add to my Newton Sites page.

Last October, I posted the page after collecting Newton-related web pages over the year. It was a lot of work, but way worth it. My fear was that a lot of these sites would be lost or forgotten, meaning we’d lose a lot of the history and how-to of the Newton platform.

Since then, however, I’ve been collecting more sites to add to the page – including a few more blogs, instruction sites, and old MessagePad and eMate reviews.

That’s where you come in. Browse through the page, and let me know if I’m missing something.

UNNA redesign coming soon.

May 8th, 2008

The United Network of Newton Archives – known to Newton users as “UNNA” – was down for a bit this weekend, but it’s back up and running.

During the crisis, Morgan Aldridge spilled this bit of good news:

I’m actually in the process of doing a redesign and migrating to a CMS, but life decided to interrupt that and all my other projects. I’ll let you all know when it’s ready for some testing.

Hurray! First Newtontalk’s site, and now the source for Newton software, too.

We’ll keep you posted.

Top five Newton Poetry posts…ever.

April 1st, 2008
  1. Onomatopoeia this
  2. Sunday Project: Airport on G3 iBook Clamshell
  3. The Death of a Soldier
  4. The Guitarist Tunes Up
  5. Connecting your Newton to OS X