Posts tagged “group”.

Connect with Newton users on Facebook

February 12th, 2009


Looking for Newton-using Facebookers? The social networking site has two Newton fan groups: the Apple Newton group (with 137 members) and the Apple Newton Users Group (with 57 members).

Discussions are slow-going, and there are some big gaps in responses, but members are sharing a few good links and software titles, and pictures.

I’m a member of both groups – maybe I’ll see you there.

Interview: Brian Floe of

June 2nd, 2008

Brian Floe of

For a guy that was no fan of social networking sites Myspace or Facebook – or computers in general, once upon a time – Brian Floe sure thinks along those lines.

Floe is the creator of, a growing social site dedicated to Apple fans.

Why not just create a “Mac Lovers” group on Facebook?

“Why not just buy a PC and put an Apple sticker on it?” Floe says. “Mac users especially always want the next big thing, not the second best thing. We have high standards.”

Good point. That’s why Floe says MyAppleSpace is “a little space for the rest of us.”

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Newton users on LinkedIn.

May 9th, 2008

Newton users on LinkedIn

Here’s your chance, LinkedIn users: a Newton group to call your own!

Morgan on the Newtontalk list promoted the new Newtontalk group, which can be found here. Says Morgan:

The primary benefit [of the group] being that it can provide another avenue for such contact & discussions that would normally be off-topic here, but that most of us wouldn’t mind as we’re a fairly tightly knit community.

I’m not a LinkedIn user myself (I’m on Facebook and Myspace), but it makes me wish someone would do it on Facebook. Maybe that’ll be another project

HowTo: Find a Newton Users Group

March 24th, 2008

Stanford’s Newton Users Group (SNUG)

Looking for loonies like yourself who enjoy low-end technology, outdated PDAs, and a knack for shaking their fist at Apple’s decisions?

Join a Newton User Group!’s Newton FAQ has a listing of user groups, including where they’re at and their web site.

A few have since disbanded, but groups like Stanford’s (above) are die-hards, and I’m sure would love a visitor (visit their site here).  SNUG meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. (right before the iPhone group) at Printer’s Inc. Café (320 S. California Avenue in Palo Alto).  Be sure to check out the group’s “gripe list.”

There’s a Michigan State group that’s just a bit north of me. I may check to see if they still meet. If they do, I’ll be sure to report back.

By the way, the Tennessee Valley Newton Users Group (TVNUG) meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Central at the Barnes & Nobel coffee shop, located on University Drive in Huntsville, AL, says George S. Hamilton.  The store is closing, however, so stay tuned for the new location.

If you want to do some research, check out’s list of Newton User Group cities.