Re: NTLK Re: ICQ for Newton

Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 02:38:24 EST

On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Jeff Mitchell wrote:

> How often is your newt connected to the net, where you don't have
> another machine handy? The Newt is *not* a replacement for a computer.

Agreed 100%. It isn't a replacement. It _is_ a computer :)
I use my Newton for doing a _lot_ of stuff, and going ont he 'net
independantly is one of its tasks. I have, in the past, been witnessed
wandering the streets, newton and keybaord in hand, linked to my mobile
phone on the 'net.

> Buy one of the newton telnet clients? I read mail, surf using
> Lynx, read news, play muds, etc, via a telnet client. A lot easier and
> cheaper than an ICQ client being written :)

Agreed. I think telnet is the best medium for getting good stuff working
on the Newton. Lynx is my primary browser on the newton...


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