February 28th, 2008
“What the heck is this site all about, anyway?” you may ask yourself.
Others have. Misspelled words, an abandoned piece of hardware, and a green screen – what does it all add up to?
I got the idea for Newton Poetry after hearing the term used to describe the gibberish MessagePads spit out from time to time when the handwriting recognition software falls short of its ideal. Then I saw someone had written the entirety of Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” poem into a Newton, and I though, “boy, there’s an idea.”
So let’s see how I do it. More… »
February 21st, 2008
How much fun can faxing yourself be? Try doing it with a Newton!
I tested the Newton’s faxing capabilities last week, to great success. It’s doggone easy. Here’s how.
First, get yourself a Newton external fax. I grabbed mine off eBay for about $1, plus shipping, which was very affordable. With the 100 series Newtons, there’s no fax card or extra software required. Everything you need is right there.
The Newton fax takes two AA batteries (in the slot pictured above), or it has an AC input for 7 voltz. I had two spare AAs around, so I used those. Next, I unplugged my phone from the cord and plugged the end into the fax. That’s all you need to do to set up the fax part. More… »