RE: NTLK Newton sightings???

From: Ed Kummel (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 16:29:19 CDT

I ran into the same thing...Except when I then pulled
up the antenna to my wireless email and sent a page to
one of the onlooker's about cool!
web/gadget guru

--- Steve Vander Ark <> wrote:
> I am usually the only person around at conferences
> etc. with a Newton,
> although many teachers do have them or have
> seen/heard about them. Here's an
> example of how it often goes...
> I was at a technology conference in Grand Rapids
> earlier this spring. I was
> early for a sectional, so I opened up my 2100 in
> landscape mode on an angle,
> hooked up the keyboard, and got to work on a
> presentation that I was
> scheduled to give the next week. I was busy typing
> up the outline for later
> transfer to PowerPoint when someone sat down next to
> me sort of tentatively
> and started watching me work. After a few minutes
> she asked what kind of
> computer it was. It didn't take long for me to be
> putting the Newton through
> its paces for her. She was amazed and excited and
> wanted to immediately go
> out and buy one of these marvelous machines. By then
> a small crowd had
> gathered, and the discussion turned to comparing my
> Newton to the varous
> Palms that people owned. When they saw me just
> writing on my Newton without
> having to use Graffiti and saw all the applications
> I had literally in the
> palm of my hand, they were all more than a little
> impressed. A number of
> them were ready to go right out and buy one. Of
> course, that's when I told
> them that it was no longer available and that I
> didn't really know of
> anything similar yet. They all just shook their
> heads in wonder and vowed to
> start haunting eBay until they could find one at a
> reasonable price.
> This is still a dream machine, no matter what anyone
> says.

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