Re: NTLK Re: PCMCIA Type II Adapter card and Compact Flash

From: Robert Benschop (
Date: Sat May 27 2000 - 02:15:40 CDT

on 27-05-2000 7:43, Paul Guyot at wrote:

> After this question, consider how much you are ready to pay.
> Initial fees (just to buy a card) is around 500 FF. ($80).
> Development time (approx.): 3 months of full-time work.

My estimate is that $ 50 from most Newton users would defenitely be
realistic, maybe even a bit more, since this would still beat flash memory.
(this goes for me personally, the rest is guesswork of course, maybe a good
survey subject for TON ?)

>Who may be interested in a full ATA support? (i.e. like a Newton Store)
>considering that it won't be a good idea to have a very huge store.

There would be your selling point, because I think the answer is:
just about every Newton user.

> I came to think that it probably doesn't interest enough people,
> especially considering that using the card as a store may never
> happen.

That would be a pity, so only MP3 related stuff, like things that you can
carry though not use on your Newton ? That wouldn't seem so usefull.

Robert Benschop

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