[NTLK] Newton Message Pad 120 connection

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Mon Dec 7 03:09:35 EST 2009

Welcome to the list.

For your color classic all you need hardware wise is a serial printer  
For OS 1.3 use NCK <http://www.unna.org/unnasearch/entry.php?pkey=507>
Connect newt to mac with serial cable, run NCK on mac then find and  
tap the connect icon in extras drawer on the newt.
The Newton will not be a networked device as another mac would be, you  
can only connect through the NCK application.
OS 1.3 is good for PIM, books and notes. some good games too such as  
Daleks.  It has an excellent reflective display.
See UNNA <http://www.unna.org/> for books and applications.
You may need PackType to correct file type for some downloaded newton  
<http://www.unna.org/view.php?/macos> get it here and drop packages on  
the icon.
It cannot use ethernet and I don't think there is an email client for  
Check the archives for additional information.

I would recommend getting a 2100 with a serial dongle.  You can then  
use your color classic to install, backup etc.
You can also then connect to osx via ethernet to NCX.


On Dec 6, 2009, at 9:48 PM, Todd Naber wrote:

> Greetings,
> I recently was given a Message Pad 120 by my employer because they  
> were
> cleaning out a few old filing cabinets. They know I'm an "applguy"  
> and it
> was either take it or watch it get crushed in the compactor.
> The Message Pad 120 runs version 1.3 (which is not very desirable)  
> but is in
> Mint Conditon and works great.
> I haven't been able to connect it to my USB iMac nor my older Mac  
> Color
> Classic and wonder what software or cable I need to do this?
> Is it possible that someone on the list might have a Card they could  
> 'loan
> me' (snail mail) with software that I could download to the Message  
> Pad 120?
> What are my connection options?
> Is the Message Pad 120 worth holding onto or should I sell it and  
> look for a
> more capable Message Pad 2000? It seems a pity since my Message Pad  
> 120 is
> in such new condition.
> Thanks in advance,
> Todd Naber in Everson Washington 98247
> applguy at gmail.com

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