Re: [NTLK] Before The Newton Community Fades

From: Grant Hutchinson (
Date: Thu Jun 30 2005 - 11:12:29 PDT

In a previous message, Tyler Regas typed vigorously:

>So yes, I think the Newton community is fading. This doesn't mean I
>abandon ship!

Fading away is different than abandoning ship in my view. I don't
particularly share your point that the community is fading - and I'm ok
with that.

>I hope to god to see Newtonian's praising the Green in 2015, but
>it won't be so many unless Apple starts offering a handheld again.

If and when this happens, it won't be a Newton. It's might be a handheld,
it might green (to match your iPod mini), but it won't be a Newton. Ever.

>Even then, though, the Newton group will be small.

I think you'll be wrong. Reality dictating or otherwise.

>Regarding the links issue, I do not agree that it will be daunting.
>Its not complicated to script a PHP link scanner which automatically
>checks links for access every day.

Link scraping is one thing. Documenting the importance and relevance of
each link is another. I'm not trying to punch holes in your effort, in
fact I'm applauding it. But to make such a resource useful and viable, a
bit of human touch will be necessary.



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