Re: [NTLK] Considering Newton as eBook Reader

From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Tue Dec 05 2006 - 08:54:15 EST

The Newton 2100 can do what you propose, it can convert an HTML
document into a Newton book via NewtsCape and ethernet. NewtsCape
can format the book to be read on newtons other than the one that
created it so you could use the 100 series as the reader. Though it
is possible to do more, try to keep the document size down to 100 to
125 pages for the sake of speed. Large documents and images can be
quite perplexing to the Newton so practice with smaller documents.
For plain text or word processing documents use Newton Press

NewtsCape is capable of connecting to the web directly or to your Mac
(using personal web sharing), via ethernet.

You will need to get the Newton ethernet ready.

See wikiwikinewt link at the bottom of each ntlk email for

"newton book"
"Macos connection"


On Dec 4, 2006, at 10:59 PM, Ivan Kowalenko wrote:

> Hello.

> One of my possibilities is a Newton. I'm considering maybe using a
> 100 Series MessagePad with NewtCape to convert HTML to NewtonBook
> formats, possibly just over ethernet (I already have a PCMCIA 3Com
> Ethernet XJack Card). I'm not choosing this for PDA purposes, web
> browsing, just as an eBook reader. Any possibly limitations to this,
> recommendations on how to make this work with a PowerPC iBook (OS X
> 10.4.8) (like Serial adaptors and such), or suggestions where to buy
> a cheap (reliable) MessagePad? Batteries nor keyboard are required.
> I've got AA's aplenty, and plan to nab a rechargeable set as soon as
> possible.

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