[NTLK] connecting a Newton MP2000/2100 question

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Wed Jul 6 13:37:44 EDT 2011


While I certainly applaud your desire to own and use not just one, but TWO Newtons (!!), I do feel the need to give you a bit of fair warning as to using them on the Internet.

You've mentioned that "I've heard reports that the MessagePad (with a wifi card) can browse the net and this would be neat if I don't have to spend the $$ for an iPad yet."

This sets off some red flares for me. Just be aware that the Newton web browsing experience is a far different one than one with a iPad (or any other iOS device, Mac or PC). Of course, there's no color...there will be no video, many pages will no open correctly (if at all), any pages rendered in Flash won't work, and many images won't show up. It will also take a long time to open most websites/pages.

If you were around and using a computer, say, in the early- to mid-90s...it's a lot like that, in monochrome.

Those of us that use the Newton regularly understand these limitations and (for the most part) accept them...it's the sheer joy of its use that makes us continue on with it.

Just my pair of red cents on this...having said all that, Please! Carry on.



Sent from my First Generation iPad

On Jul 4, 2011, at 8:50 PM, Todd Naber <applguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings Friends,
> I have a Newton MessagePad 2000 & 2000 upgraded by Apple to a 2100
> that I'm wondering how to connect to a USB Snow Leopard Machine.
> I guess the first order of business would be to do the 2010 patch
> (which I have
> a 4mb Lending Card I acquired a while ago) but not sure which patch to
> apply- is there an order? Is there a decisive list or path to follow-
> and how do I make sure the path is defined on the MessagePad?
> Then comes the next part- I see a few Newton to Serial Plugs on eBay,
> but nothing for connecting the Newton to an older mac (like my
> Powerbook Duo 2300) or to my Hackintosh Dell Mini (running Snow
> Leopard) via USB.
> I'm sure someone on the list could help or I could send the
> MessagePad to them with return shipping if they prefer (I do want it
> to.  come back- tia).
>   I've heard reports that the MessagePad (with a wifi card) can browse
> the net and this would be neat if I don't have to spend the $$ for an
> iPad yet.
> Any help would be great,
> Todd Naber
> Everson, WA 98247
> MessagePad 2000/2100 both running 2.1
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