Re: NTLK Switching to Palm

From: Chris Ruprecht (
Date: Sat Jan 01 2000 - 16:28:58 EST

>I've come back to the newt after switching to Wince then to palm. I'm
>almost happy to be back, the newt being more powerful then palm and much

I have a little Visor (Palm III look-a-like from Handspring) here
which I bought for a friend overseas. I had the opportunity to play
with it a little and I'm so happy to have a Newton ... The
handwriting on that thing is just plain awful. You have to write in
the style IT wants and not what YOU want to do.

>more friendly than CE, but I'm beginning to worry as I can't find a cable to
>connect the newt to my pc laptop. I like palm ok but I like the newt too,
>so I'm still straddling the fence a bit.

You should be able to get a simple PC to MAC serial cable (NOT!! the
Mac to Modem cable, that would not work!!). Don't go to you computer
shop and confuse the guys by asking for a Newton to PC cable, that
would probably blow their minds as they most likely have never heard
of a Newton other than in "Fig Newtons" - and it's kinda difficult to
interface those to anything but your taste buds ;).

Hope this helps a little.

Happy new year to everybody ...

Chris Ruprecht *
This month's NewtonTalk brought to you by:

EVOTE.COM, the ultimate Political Junkie site on the 'Net.

The Clinton Administration, the George Bush
2000 Campaign, and almost every other major
U.S. politician has said something nasty
about us at some time. Find out why at:


Need Subscribe/Unsubscribe info?

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Feb 01 2000 - 00:01:03 EST