Re: [NTLK] How long will our Newtons last?

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 16:48:39 EDT

~~~ On 2009/04/14 19:35, M. Horvat at wrote ~~~

> I've wanted to ask this question for a long time. I'd like to know for how
> many years in the future we can expect our Newtons to work fine. Batteries
> aren't a problem, but:
> * Flash memory has a limited number of read and write cycles; can
> off-the-shelf flash RAM be used with Newtons, or is it some specific kind?
> * How about digitizers? Is it a specific type of digitizer?
> * Can we expect to see Newton-compatible flash cards in the future?
> * Can we expect to see new printer & e-mail drivers? :P
> -Matej Horvat
> A somewhat dissatisfied OS 1.3 Newton user that wants to use his Newton for
> eternity.

I feel your pain...

But thanks for asking this so directly; I want to know too. But from what
little I know, I fear the answer is, it's only a matter of time now.

An anxious MP2100 user who even sleeps with his Newton next to him.

~~~ ~~~ ~~~

łAny sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.˛
            -- what Arthur C. Clarke meant
(With thanks to Chod Lang)

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