RE: NTLK NASP concepts

From: Jim Anderson (
Date: Fri Sep 01 2000 - 12:50:44 CDT

Willi wrote:
> Anyway has the possibility of leaving some extra space in the case for
> additional ciruitry been raised?

        This is a nice idea. Personally, what I'd like to see (considering
the fragile nature of the Newton interconnect port) would be a couple of
threaded holes in the case, and an aluminum "super dongle" that had a serial
port, AC adapter port and audio in/out ports. It could screw into the case,
so that no strain is put in the interconnect port. Something like this,
maybe (bad ASCII art follows):
        The exclamation points represent screws that attach to the case, the
octothorpes ("#") are audio in and out ports, the "~~~" is the serial port
and the "%%" is the AC adaptor port.

           ! # # ~~~ %% !
 Pen / Super-dongle \ IR
   | / \ | |
| |
| Newton body |

Jim Anderson

"Roly-poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino in Italian
restaurants with oriental women...yeah..."

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