[NTLK] Who the heck is Philz?

From: gmoody_at_gmx.net
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 16:13:42 PDT

Hi Folks,

Okay, Philz was hacking newton hardware and architecture back in the old
days (NOS 1=2E3 and 2=2E0)=2E He developed a number of unique tools to ex=
the internal structure of the docking protocols and memory card maps=2E H=
stated goal was to duplicate the Newton environment so that it would be
cross-platform (i=2Ee=2E another PDA with Newton attributes, NewtonScript,=

soups, etc=2E), as opposed to the GNUton project, which was to develop a
Newton emulator for a desktop=2E

Philz was one of the first truly technical folks to try to dissassemble an=
understand the software guts of the Newton, and was pretty successful at
it=2E If his research can help feed existing developers (Paul and others)=

with needed architectural information so that we, as a community, can have=

new programming and functionality or even a cross-platform Newton software=

base, then $15 is chickenfeed for the upside potential to the Newton
community at large=2E

Just an explanation of who Philz is, and what the potntial *might* be=2E=2E=



Original Message:
From: Gregory J=2E Wayman gwayman_at_mac=2Ecom
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 14:58:15 -0700
To: newtontalk_at_newtontalk=2Enet
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Fund raising: Philz's back on tracks

Don't know the guy, but I'm all for supporting the community, put me down
You know with all the free "tech support" this list gives, or me its reall=
not that much=2E Glad to help=2E The easiest way would be to set up or us=
e a
Paypal acct=2E maybe Paul, if you have one=2E


Woody Smith wrote:

> Paul
> I would offer support I will pledge $15=2E00 toward the purchase of a
> 2100 and SER-001=2E 19 more pledges should get one in the mail=2E
> Woody

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