[NTLK] Using Newton - Simple Pleasures
mrramsay at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 24 13:04:21 EDT 2010
I definitely agree with you. While the cafe seating is quite crowded, I could even venture to an open chair elsewhere in Borders, even amongst some bookcases and just write away. Have the battery cage vice the rechargeable battery pack means never running out of juice - as long as I carry four AAs with me.
I love reading the stories about how the Newton finds ways of shining amidst the technology today...great post, thanks for sharing it!
> Message: 12
> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:28:56 +0100
> From: Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Using Newton - Simple Pleasures
> ~~~ On 2010/10/24 09:18, Forrest Buffenmyer at newtonphoenix at me.com wrote
> > On Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:08 pm Doug Ramsay wrote:
> >> The simple pleasure of writing out the notes vice pecking them in with my two
> >> thumbs or an index finger was....satisfying. Of course I got the *usual*
> >> curious looks from a far while taking notes, almost feeling the questions
> >> coming forth.... That too, was cool.
> >> Have Newton, Will Travel (...and work).
> > I couldn't agree more with your sentiments, Doug... despite having several
> > different types of devices that I could use in a situation like you describe,
> > the simpIe pleasure of just...writing, on the Newton screen...better to me
> > than typing, tapping or clicking on something else.
> Absolutely, guys! I was at a public lecture last week and, while others
> around me were balancing notebooks on their legs (no desk-chairs in the
> hall) I sat and scribbled in my Newton. Following comments by various
> people here I've switched to using ink text and it really is quicker. This
> also has the side benefit that since I sometimes write comments about points
> in a lecture, some of which may be not for public consumption, my comments
> remain private from wandering eyes since my normal handwriting qualifies as
> simple cryptography except to my wife and my Newton!
> People still stare as I'm writing, and the only downside is that it
> occasionally distracts some people from the lecture momentarily. But the
> tactile pleasure I get from the act of writing in my Newt is enough to make
> me not care, and the awesome efficiency and other benefits of the
> Newton-style workflow are astonishing and almost exhilarating at times.
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
> ?Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.?
> -- what Arthur C. Clarke meant
> (With thanks to Chod Lang)
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