[NTLK] Participants required "community" research survey
mephit at mac.com
Sat Mar 24 01:46:49 EDT 2012
On Mar 18, 2012, at 6:23 PM, Dan wrote:
> Well it originally part of Planet Newton. That is when I joined the
> list. That was hmm 98 I think? Might have been 97. Ah now I
> remember...I was on it even before Planet Newton took it over.. Sean
> ran it back then (I think?). It has been a while. In either case
> here for a long time. :)
As I recall, I joined NewtonTalk in '97 when I was in college. I'd
just bought an eMate to take notes on in class. I loved that thing and
hauled it around everywhere. After losing it (never lend portable
computers to people!), I got a 2100 and carried it around everywhere
instead. A couple of years later I hopped off the list for a bit, then
re-subscribed in around 2001 for a while. Hopped off again a bit later
and re-subscribed again a couple of years ago. Guess I just can't
completely let go of the Newton.
I've never been a developer or anyone particularly useful to the
community and I have to admit I haven't used a Newton regularly in
years (though I still have that 2100 and it still worked as of a few
months ago), but I still think it was one of the most innovative
machines ever made and think it was really a mistake for Apple to have
killed them so thoroughly. These days I just lurk mostly but it's nice
to know the community is still vibrant and strong.
> I should even have archives of the list from back then around here
I should have archives going back to my 2001 re-subscription somewhere
but my first pass on the list back in the 90s was lost (along with
everything else I'd saved) to a massive HD failure in 2000. Definitely
taught me to keep backups around!
"..Um..Something strange happened to me this morning."
"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort
of Sun God robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked
women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"
"Why am I the only person that has that dream?"
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