Re: [NTLK] Semi-Newbie With 2008 Questions

From: Steve <>
Date: Fri Jan 18 2008 - 16:52:03 EST

Thanks for the response, I haven't seen any others (yet).

I did see a unit on eBay at which claims to have
"the hinge thing fixed" as well as take newer batteries. Sounds
interesting. Is that yours, or you have one comparable? Please feel to
email me the specs off-list.

I did look through the wiki, I found this e'list through the wiki if I
recall correctly. Lots of good info there. Before I spend some money
though, I am going to have to really really figure out how to connect this
to my Windoze (Vista) computers to quickly exchange text notes and
calendar events. What I want to do is get rid of the notepad for meetings
but have something that can let me get the text into my desktop(s); kind
of what people do with $3,000 Windows slate-class PCs, but much cooler. :)
I am a professional (.NET, Java, Python, Visual FoxPro) developer in real
life, so if there is enough of stuff to get started on the Newton side I
wouldn't be against a little work on the Windoze side.


-----Original Message-----
From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:33:03 -0600
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Semi-Newbie With 2008 Questions

> My apologies if this is a second posting, I didn't see the first
> The eMate is still a very useful device. and certainly usable for
> taking notes and keeping track of appointments.
> When buying off eBay you should be aware that there is an issue with
> the hinges,
> see
> <>
> and
> <>
> so make sure you get a non DOA warranty.
> If it has a battery pack it is not too difficult to re-cell it. This
> will likely be needed since the original pack is getting old, thjough
> some are still good.
> Interfacing with desktop computers is not as easy as it used to be,
> but still possible. Be sure to look at the Wikiwikinewt link at the
> bottom of this email.
> If you have the option of getting the memory upgrade, take it
> I know that this is self serving but I have recently offered an emate
> on this list. Not cheap but fully ready to go.
> Woody
> On Jan 18, 2008, at 10:11 AM, Steve wrote:
> > Hey all. I just joined the list. I had an MP130 in 2001, and loved
> > it and
> > then traded it away. I recently saw an eMate for cheap on eBay, and
> am
> > considering getting one for taking notes in meetings and keeping
> > track of
> > appointments. I have hit the handful of Netwon sites (including the
> > CPU
> > mod, pretty cool hack) but am not sure in 2008 if it is possible to
> >
> > 0. If an eMate 300 will do what I basically want
> > 1. Buy an already-sped-up eMate 300
> > 2. Trick out the memory/storage
> > 3. Interface with my Windows desktops to share the notes I take.
> >
> >
> >
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