Re: [NTLK] Help, redux

From: Steve Trotter <>
Date: Thu Nov 02 2006 - 23:44:32 EST

Thanks, Tony. While it wasn't the answer I was hoping for, truth
sometimes isn't what we want, even if it's true!
I'll try to read a bit on the whole soup thing, at least to better
understand what's happening under the hood.
It sounds like how Palm organized data when it introduced the pilot:
it's all one big database file, I'm told.
Thanks again.
Best to you


Tony Kan wrote:
> Yeah. Its your Newton. The file system on the Newton isn't like what you get
> on a PC. Someone with more technical knowledge should chime in but: Data is
> stored in databases called soups. Different applications can read and write to
> them. So there are no "files" as such. Just entries in databases called soups
> with (presumably) some sort of system for keeping track of everything. I think
> that there have been murmurings in the Wintel world that this is the type of
> storage system that PCs will eventually evolve toward too. The only way I have
> been able to organise data on a memory card is through the Newton using the
> folder icon on the upper or lower RHS of the window. HTH
> Warm regards
> Tony Kan
> Christchurch
> New Zealand
> [snip]
> But how does one edit/see/modify/delete files on the memory card? Is
> there an application, akin to windoze explorer, for seeing and arranging
> folders and files on the memory cards?
> [snip]
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