re: NTLK newt's fatal flaw

From: Steve Weyer (
Date: Wed Dec 29 1999 - 06:30:20 EST

>Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 17:31:43 -0800 (PST)
>From: paul moshay <>
>> I need a method to synchronize my address book files
>ahhh, newt's fatal flaw rears its head again and
>what would it take for newt programmer to build a
>real sync utility ?

by real, do you mean "non-Apple"?

have you tried X-Port?

> there has to be the potential
>of selling 5000 copies of a sync utility, at even
>$40 a pop, that represents a nice chunk of change.
>whom do we lobby to demonstrate the size of this
>market ? there mustbe an apple/newt programmer
>interested in this kind of cash.

there aren't a lot of Newton programmers still around
who could do this sort of thing well. and I just
don't see the market. but I suppose one approach
is to

1) query users
there are > 1000 people on this list.
perhaps you could collect support from this list,
then check on comp.sys.newton.misc.

2) list specs of what's needed. for example if
X-Port is missing a few features, and you
could demonstrate that 5000 new people would pay
for it (and others for an upgrade), perhaps
Dan Rowley would be interested (if he has time).


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