Re: NTLK Re: ASK these questions three...

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Thu Jul 06 2000 - 00:07:36 CDT

On 7/5/00 1:56 PM, Chris GagnČ [] wrote:

>| 3. Has anyone sucessfully connected to their newt via IRdA WITHOUT using
>| any additional software on the newt?
>To a PowerBook.

If you mean to NCU, no. It's not possible - NCU doesn't support it (yes,
it may appear on the menu of connection methods....but it's NOT supported
by NCU).

There ARE ways to use IrDA (on OS 2.1 units ONLY) to talk to Macs, but
not with NCU. Search Info-Newt for it.

>In response to #2, is there a Newton emulator that reads the Newton PC Card?

No. (Well, Apple had hardware cards that would plug into a NuBus port on
a Mac and that would run Newton software on the cards and show it in a
window on the Mac... but only a few very lucky developers had access to
those... it's not something you could buy, nor was it for the later
Newton models.)

Some attempts are in progress to create newton emulators....but they're
going nowhere fast.

 - Bill

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