[NTLK] New members
GMMcQueen at netscape.ca
Tue Dec 29 11:05:19 EST 2009
I'm also new to Newton (and this list) in 2009. I'm 42 and live in
Acton, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto). I had heard about Newton before,
and physically saw one only once. As with other things Apple, I
couldn't afford a Newton back in the day so I'm playing catch-up now.
I started off buying an eMate (eBay) for my daughter to help with
school. At least that was my excuse; I secretly wanted to play with it
myself. Like so many other new users, I only discovered the hinge
problem afterwards, and it's now sitting partly disassembled in my
basement. (I also had to contend with stripped screws, but that was the
previous owner's - not Apple's - fault.)
Before the eMate (screen) completely died I experimented with it enough
to be throughly impressed with the Newton OS. I realised I finally
found a suitable replacement for my paper day planner, andI subsequently
purchased an MP2000 for myself, and later another one for my daughter.
I even bought I third one that I used for experimentation so I don't
mess up my day-to-day Newton ("Hmm, I wonder what will happen if I do
BTW, all three MP2000s have been upgraded with the Y2010 patch. Thank
you! The eMate I'll have to leave for another time.
-- Gary McQueen
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