[NTLK] Newton help?

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Fri Jan 8 04:59:32 EST 2016


And I’ve got a bunch of styli...
-L.W. Brown
LwBrown at Mail.com

> On Jan 7, 2016, at 10:05 PM, Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com> wrote:
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> Hello Patrick.
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> In the email that Tony Kan forwarded to the list, you mentioned that you were looking for "the once alive forums" relating to the Newton.
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> (PS: I can likely help you find a dongle and stylus.)
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Patrick Longinotti [mailto:longinotti at me.com] 
>> Sent: Tuesday, 5 January 2016 9:02 PM
>> To: genghis7777 at gmail.com
>> Subject: Newton help?
>> 
>> Hello! 
>> 
>> I recently acquired a piece of tech I've been longing for, for about 15
>> years. The MessagePad 2000!
>> I remember around 2008 I had a chance on purchasing one on eBay and the
>> auction went well over $300, being 18 years old at the time it was way over
>> my budget. I settled for the H1000 unit which served me well for notes and
>> homework. At the time, forums were alive with Newton software, people were
>> making the aging device alive! 
>> 
>> It's been a few years now but it looks like the once alive forums have
>> vanished. UNNA offers some, but mostly empty promises. 
>> 
>> I snagged the 2000 for about $50 and I've set an old IR enabled PowerBook
>> for file transfer. But I'm having a lot of trouble finding the really cool
>> software gems there used to be. 
>> 
>> My biggest question is: Do you have any software archived for yourself that
>> you might be able to share with me? 
>> 
>> Also do you know of any place that I can get an inexpensive stylus and
>> interconnect dongle? 
>> 
>> I'm 26 and my mission is to use this puppy to its full capacity in the
>> modern world. It's a head turner and it just makes you smile when the new
>> kids are jealous of the capabilities. 
>> 
>> Side note, the H1000 was sadly destroyed recently in a nearly fatal car
>> accident of mine. I'll attach a picture.
>> 
>> Hopefully I didn't bore you, but it's a crazy story if you add it all up. 
>> 
>> Thanks for your time,
>> 
>> Patrick.
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