NTLK talking Newton, TonePad, and other marvels

From: Steve Vander Ark (vderark@bccs.org)
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 09:31:17 EST


I am agog, simply agog. (That's a reference from a show I was in a couple of
years ago...anyone recognize it?)

I have successfully installed both TonePad and the speech extensions on my
2100. This machine is absolutely unbvelievable! I am speechless, while my
Newton is definitely NOT speechless. It read me the email from my sister in
Unkraine. It read my to-do list (I put it in Bad News voice for that one). I
even had it read an article to me that I needed to review for one of my grad
classes (teachers never stop going to school).

I also downloaded the PowerPoint/EZShow package and now I can send
presentations to my Newton! If only it would show the slides full screen on
the Newton, all would be perfection. And if I could accurately send an
outline from the Notepad to Word so that I could actually CREATE my
presentations on my Newton, that would be ideal, since so often I begin
projects sitting around, Newton in hand, "thinking in digital ink."

Speaking of "thinking in digital ink," that package to format the outline is
incredible. How could I live without that? It makes my outlines so much more

So...now that I have the perfect hand-held computer, what's next? What
marvels await me? How have people used that speech capability, for example?
I remember recent mentions of "talking alarms." What other innovations are
coming for this dead platform? Might we actually see wireless capabilities
soon? Will I someday find the perfect case for this thing that will hold the
keyboard, modem, and dongle along with the Newton?

I feel like Galileo peering through the telescope and discovering a whole
new universe!

Steve Vander Ark
Library Media Specialist
Byron Center Christian School
Byron Center, Michigan

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?
Visit http://www.planetnewton.com

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Feb 01 2000 - 00:01:27 EST