[NTLK] Mobiscribe Interest

Fritz Toch birddog at me.com
Wed Mar 3 13:31:53 PST 2021

I think someone could code up a translation layer sort of solution for the Einstein, where the emulated device sees a wifi router that is virtual on the android host, that acts as a sort of bridge device to the android’s wifi stack.

> On Mar 3, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Michael Sheflin <sheflinm at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Newtons.
> 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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