[NTLK] Mobiscribe Interest

Michael Sheflin sheflinm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 13:14:12 PST 2021

Is anyone in touch with Hiroshi Noguchi?  I assume he is not on his list.
And from what I recall, his wifi drivers are not open source - and I can't
recall if he ever released the source code.  That will be the biggest
stumbling block - no modern wifi.  Even putting that aside, Newtscape
(which I believe is up there as one of the best browsers) is insanely slow
due to processing power limitations (I assume).

I think NASA tends to use old hardware because they use hardware
specifically designed to be radiation-hardened.  So it's not that they
looked at the G3 (which was also on Curiosity) and decided it was better
than a modern i7.  Most of us will not have that issue... sadly... with our

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 3:58 PM L.W. Brown via NewtonTalk <
newtontalk at newtontalk.net> wrote:

> Old software can be improved if new hardware is made available for it.
> Even ”old” hardware can be useful: Perseverance is powered by the same
> chip Apple used in 1998 Macs…
> > On Mar 3, 2021, at 12:39 PM, Michael Sheflin <sheflinm at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Would you really pay hundreds for a toy that can't connect to a
> > WPA-protected wifi network?
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 2:57 PM Hugo Chien <hugoc at teamucinc.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks for the help in this community. I am able to load Newton Emulator
> >> into our MobiScribe latest model "Origin". The handwriting to text seems
> >> working probably. So far I haven't seen any major issues. There are
> still
> >> some improvements that could be tweaked. I will keep spending my time
> >> coding in Newton's emulator and MobiScribe to bring Newton back to life
> in
> >> MobiScribe. As a newton enthusiast :)
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