[NTLK] Assuming this is acceptable, ROM image for Einstein...

Marisa Giancarla fstltna at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 24 01:55:54 EDT 2014

Its just my opinion, but at this point in time expecting someone to be able to cobble together a complex environment just to download 4mb of code is unrealistic. It costs over one hundred dollars to put the pieces together including a serial usb adapter/interconnect and os that supports it, etc... A few years ago that argument might have been more reasonable but i think the time has passed.... Just imho again...


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> On Jun 23, 2014, at 10:32 PM, Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:07 AM, Jeff Sheldon <jeffsheldon at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> It's a terrible idea all around.  Provisions have been available for
>> over a decade to extract a ROM image and that puts the onus rightfully
>> on the owner.  The desire to aid newbs is touching, but the process
>> isn't difficult.
> I have the ROM file I extracted from my Newton (after going through hoops
> to boot an older computer, etc...) and it doesn't work. It's sitting in my
> Einstein folder with one that someone gave me. They seem identical (maybe
> some bytes off), but the one I created doesn't work... And yes, I tried
> multiple times. I don't know why mine won't work, and I'm glad someone was
> willing to give me one. And let's see, I have a 2100, a 2000, a few 120s
> and a Sharp MessagePad, and maybe a non-working 130, but I don't remember
> now. Of course, I only tried the 2100, because it made no sense to me to go
> downwards in capability, but maybe I'm wrong... And now, my older
> Serial-based Macs are all gone.
> -- 
> -Jon Glass
> Krakow, Poland
> <jonglass at usa.net>
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